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Jean Kwok

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Jean Kwok has a BA in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She taught at the University of Leiden and is an alumnus of the Amsterdam Writing Workshops. Jean's debut novel is entitled Girl in Translation. This 2010 novel has already visa mer been sold in eight countries. It made the IBooks Best Seller List in 2017. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Jean Kwok, Jean Fong Kwok

Foto taget av: Jean Kwok, photo by Sigrid Estrada.

Verk av Jean Kwok

Nästan hemma (2010) 2,212 exemplar, 178 recensioner
Searching for Sylvie Lee (2019) 756 exemplar, 54 recensioner
Mambo in Chinatown (2014) 316 exemplar, 43 recensioner
The Leftover Woman (2023) 280 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Zij die achterbleef (2024) 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Kwok, Jean
Andra namn
Kwok, Jean Fong
Födelsedag
1968
Kön
female
Nationalitet
China (birth)
Födelseort
Hong Kong
Bostadsorter
Netherlands
Hong Kong
New York, New York, USA
Utbildning
Harvard University
Columbia University (MFA)
Yrken
Ballroom Dancer
English Teacher
Translator (Dutch to English)
Priser och utmärkelser
American Library Association Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2014
American Library Association Alex Award, 2011
Indie Next Pick, 2010
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, 2010
Agent
Suzanne Gluck
Kort biografi
Like her protagonist in Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok was born in Hong Kong. Along with her family, she immigrated to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood. After entering public elementary school unable to speak a word of English, she was later admitted to Hunter College High School, one of New York City’s most competitive public high schools. She won early admission to Harvard, where she worked as many as four jobs at a time, and graduated with honors in English and American literature, before going on to earn an MFA in fiction at Columbia. Kwok has worked as an English teacher and Dutch-English translator at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and has been a professional ballroom dancer, a reader for the blind, a housekeeper, a dishwasher, and a computer graphics specialist for a major financial institution. Her work has been published in Story magazine, Prairie Schooner, Elements of Literature: Third Course and The NuyorAsian Anthology.

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Great book with good representation! Though at times a little bit heavy on the turned tables
 
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LaPhenix | 11 andra recensioner | Jul 8, 2024 |
Fiction book but is sadly the tale of so many before it. A tale of perseverence.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 177 andra recensioner | Jun 24, 2024 |
Solid, substantial read about immigrants to the US; how they are resented, poorly and unfairly treated, how difficult it is for them to succeed.

Fortunately Kimberly Chang is an extremely motivated daughter with a super supportive mom. They make the best of the untenable and outrageous situation Kim's aunt puts them in.

Thankfully Kimberly gets critical help from many people around her and because she studies and works hard she is able to get the success she deserves.

Good and relaxing read.… (mer)
 
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Bookish59 | 177 andra recensioner | Jun 12, 2024 |
Couldn't put it down!
 
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Abcdarian | 177 andra recensioner | May 18, 2024 |

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Verk
7
Även av
4
Medlemmar
3,568
Popularitet
#7,107
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
287
ISBN
79
Språk
10
Favoritmärkt
5

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