Amy Tan ( Chinese: 譚恩美; pinyin: Tán Ēnměi; born February 19, 1952) is an American riter whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a irst generation Asian American. In 1993, Tan 's adaptation of her most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film.
She has written everal other books, including The Kitchen God 's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and The Bonesetter 's Daughter, and thi collection of non-fiction essays entitled The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings. Her most recent ook, Saving Fish From Drowning, explores the tribulations experienced by a group of people who disappear while on an art expedition into the jungles of Burma. In addition, Tan has written two children 's books: The Moon Lady ( 1992) and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat ( 1994), which was turned into an animated series airing on PBS. She has also appeared on PBS in a short spot on encouraging children to rite.
urrently, she is the literary editor for West, Los Angeles Times' Sunday magazine.