Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan was born in Singapore and moved to the US when he was elven. His critically-acclaimed debut novel Crazy Rich Asians became an international bestseller in 2013 and is now being made into a major motion picture. Kevin lives in Manhattan, eats too much pasta, and these days dreams of living in Italy. Visit Kevin Kwan at



Original and fun, Crazy Rich Asians is quite a roller coaster trip. I loved it!
Jackie Collins

Mordantly funny.
Anna Wintour, Vogue

A juicy, close anthropological read of Singapore high society.

Like Dynasty on steroids.
Vanity Fair

A dizzily shopaholic comedy.
New York Times

Unputdownably funny.
Plum Sykes, bestselling author of 'Bergdorf Blondes'

Hooks and reels in even the reluctant reader.

If your definition of a beach read is a book version of Vogue, then this is the book for you.

Impossible not to get sucked in.

Delightfully soapy.
Wall Street Journal

A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up.
People Magazine

A breathless, high-speed romp.
Tash Aw, award-winning author of 'The Harmony Silk Factory'

Outrageously funny and insightful.
Lisa See, bestselling author of 'Dreams of Joy'

Opulence and zaniness reign.
O, The Oprah Magazine

Shrewd, funny, sexy.
Michael Korda, author of 'Charmed Lives'

Just as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gave us insight into the English class system of the Regency era, Kevin Kwan uses biting social commentary to illuminate the lives of Asia's modern-day wealthy elite. Except he's 10 times funnier than Austen.
Herald Sun

His novels are the equivalent of a Bubble Tea concoction laced with Henry James extracts and Jackie Collins sprinkles - tracking a level of wealth that makes even Downton Abbey look more like Downton Arriviste.
The Daily Beast

To be let loose into the decadent playground of the filthy rich offers the reader a heady taste of vicarious escapism. Yet to dismiss this book as merely a soulless lark would be a disservice to Kwan and his impeccable writing.
Sunday Age

Deliciously fun... Comic satire at its best.
Who Weekly

His novels are comedies of bad manners; a Far-Eastern mash-up of Trollope, Austen and Gossip Girl.
Financial Review

High jinks, high living and hilarity
Sydney Morning Herald