American Masters | Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

American Masters—Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir presented an intimate portrait of one of the most prominent and respected literary voices of the day. It was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)."

  • 40 Weeks, NYT Best Seller List

    Not only did Amy Tan’s debut novel “The Joy Luck Club” spend 40 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, the 1993 blockbuster film that followed was chosen for the National Film Registry 2020.

  • 35 Languages

    Amy Tan’s novels, librettos, short stories and memoirs, including “The Kitchen God’s Wife,” “The Hundred Secret Senses,” “The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” “Saving Fish from Drowning” and “The Valley of Amazement,” have been translated into 35 languages.

Did you know? The title of Amy Tan’s famous novel “The Joy Luck Club” was also the name of an investment club made up of Tan’s parents and friends.

  • [Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir] is a riveting portrait of the artist, exceptionally crafted and entertaining enough even for those unfamiliar with Tan’s groundbreaking contributions to Asian American literature.

    – Indiewire
  • We sat in silence watching [Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir]. In utter awe, involuntary weeping. I see you, Amy. I hear you… Thanks for sharing your stories with us.

    – Pamela Ross (@WriterRoss)

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