- Sat, Nov. 17
The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.
The Long Center presents A Conversation with Kevin Kwan, international bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, Saturday, November 17 in Dell Hall.
Kevin Kwan’s breakout debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians, has become something of a cultural phenomenon, topping bestseller lists worldwide, spawning two bestselling sequels and inspiring a #1 movie. Also the first romantic comedy from a major Hollywood studio to feature a lead actor and actress of Asian descent, the release of this film is now considered a watershed moment to many Asians and Asian-Americans.
For this special evening, Kwan shares his thoughts on the (unanticipated) cultural impact of his novels and describes how the climate in many industries, particularly entertainment, is already changing. Now part of a larger conversation, Kwan says, “The more we demystify a culture and people, the more we relate to each other.” Discussing the wide spectrum and multiple facets of Asians around the world, Kwan also explores the need for proper representation in society and the tremendous wealth disparity rarely talked about.
Joining us as moderator is Jeff Yang, an American writer, journalist, businessman, and business/media consultant who writes the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal.
WANNA MEET KEVIN KWAN?
Snag a VIP Meet & Greet ticket that includes one premium reserved seat and an opportunity to get your very own book signed. You’ll want to bring your copy with you!
- New to the Crazy Rich Asians craze? Check out the sequels China Rich Girlfriend & Rich People Problems.
- Contact our Group Sales department for information on discounts for groups of 10 or more.
- All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.
- Official website for Kevin Kwan
Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.
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