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Celebrating 10 years of  'Crazy Rich Asians' novel with author Kevin Kwan

In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Singaporean novelist Kevin Kwan listens to a reporter's questions during an interview in Hong Kong. Kwan was in Hong Kong promoting the third and last book in his 'Crazy Rich' trilogy – 'Rich People Problems.' His first book "Crazy Rich Asians" released in 2013, rose quickly in the charts and became a best seller. (Vincent Yu/AP)
In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Singaporean novelist Kevin Kwan listens to a reporter's questions during an interview in Hong Kong. Kwan was in Hong Kong promoting the third and last book in his 'Crazy Rich' trilogy – 'Rich People Problems.' His first book "Crazy Rich Asians" released in 2013, rose quickly in the charts and became a best seller. (Vincent Yu/AP)

When Kevin Kwan‘s novel “Crazy Rich Asians” was published in 2013, it became a best-seller, a hit film, and a bit of a cultural phenomenon.

Here & Now‘s Emiko Tamagawa spoke with Kwan and brings us this appreciation.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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