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A Conversation with Kevin Kwan (Author of Crazy Rich Asians) About Sex and Vanity, Life During the Pandemic and BLM Movement (Mint Lounge)

In an exclusive interview, writer Kevin Kwan speaks about his new novel ‘Sex And Vanity’, the BLM movement, and being mistaken for a delivery boy.

So I have done my satire of the East Coast WASP elitism with so much love because I feel like I was welcomed into that world. Some of my dearest friends are part of this world. I’m just looking at the quirks of a community just like I did with crazy rich Asians. In this book, I’m looking at old money in New York and I’m looking at new money in New York. So it isn’t meant to offend anybody because I don’t tear people down and I haven’t done a hatchet job of it. Cornelia Guest who is as old money privileged American as it gets, is one of my dearest friends (she features in the book too briefly) and she has read my book and responded so well to it. And I am also not the first one to write satire about this class, there have been so many before me, writers like Dominic Dunne, Tom Wolfe, Edith Wharton who was the original WASP satirizing WASPs.

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