Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club,
The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret
Senses, The Bonesetter''s Daughter,
The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from
Drowning, and two children's books, The Moon
Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which
has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for
children. Tan was also the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the
film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays
and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
Tan, who has a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose
University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving
children with developmental disabilities. She lives with her
husband in San Francisco and New York.