Kevin Kwan was born in Singapore and currently lives in Manhattan.
Genres: General Fiction
Kevin Kwan recommends
Pineapple Street (2023)
"Nothing beats a story told this well.... I could not stop laughing at this hilarious insider's view of Brooklyn Heights WASPs. Truly the smartest and most deliciously fun novel I've read in ages."
The Goddess Effect (2022)
Sheila Yasmin Marikar
"The Goddess Effect is a fall-on-the-floor funny, fresh, and modern take on one woman's journey to hell and back - and by 'hell and back,' I mean a three-month stay in Los Angeles. Here, the devil smells of Santal 33, has hair that cascades in beachy waves, and wears this season's Rick Owens. Our charming tour guide of Hades on the 405 is Anita Kathlikar, the hilarious love child of Bridget Jones and Lucille Ball who I didn't know I needed but ended up loving more than I can tell you. Sheila Yasmin Marikar is a pitch-perfect comic genius who delivers a sparkling miracle of a book that left me asking: What exactly is my soul's highest purpose and what exactly is the best Instagram filter for this picture of my power greens smoothie and collagen toast?"
Songs in Ursa Major (2021)
"I’ve never read a book that so uniquely captures the experience of creativity and the shimmering coolness of being in a recording studio as music history is made. Emma Brodie perfectly channels the languorous romance of the time and the beautiful struggle of an artistic soul trying to break free. So many of the passages throughout Songs in Ursa Major are such pure poetry, I got chills as I read them. I could drink a case of this book, and I’d still be on my feet."
How to Kidnap the Rich (2021)
"Rahul Raina's voice crackles with wit and the affecting exuberance of youth. His ripping good story grabs you on page one and doesn't let go, taking you on a monstrously funny and unpredictable wild ride through a thousand different Delhis at top speed. How To Kidnap the Rich roars with brilliance, freshness and so much heart."
"How is Lurkers simultaneously hilarious and horrifying? I’ll tell you how: PURE GENIUS. Sandi Tan populates Santa Claus Lane, her leafy corner of suburban LA, with such viscerally original characters that I found myself laughing at their outrageousness while nodding at their familiar humanity. Every page of this wildly original book is a surprise and a delight."
Polite Society (2018)
"So funny, smart, sophisticated and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it."
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