'Crazy Rich Asians' author Kevin Kwan on privilege, excess and believability

With an acclaimed new novel on the shelves and a movie in the works, writer Kevin Kwan talks about how his gilded upbringing in Singapore inspired his fiction

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Alison Singh Gee

Alison Singh Gee

Alison Singh Gee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and author. Her Hong Kong-India memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince and the Search for Home (2013), about her comic and complex relationship with her husband's 19th-century Indian palace, was a National Geographic Traveler book of the month. She was a features writer for People magazine, and has written for Vanity Fair, InStyle, Marie Claire, the International Herald Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. In the 1990s, she was a features writer for the South China Morning Post Sunday magazine. She is presently working on her second memoir, Cooking for the Maharani: Four Continents, Six Iconic Chefs and One Tall Glass of Revenge. Picture: Larsen&Talbert