Amy Ruth Tan was born on February 19th, 1952, in Oakland, California, USA. Amy Tan is an author of novels that are mostly about Chinese American women and immigrant experiences. She grew up in California, where she studied English and linguistics at San Jose State University with a degree in 1973 and later acquired her master’s in 1974 at the University of California, Berkeley.
Tan met her half-sisters, where she found the inspiration to write her novel, The Joy Luck Club 1989 which was filmed in 1993. The novel relates to the experience of the Chinese mother and their Chinese American daughters. Amy Tan has also written other books during her career. She wrote her second novel The Kitchen God’s Wife in 1991 and The Hundred Secret Senses in 1995. In 2005 she wrote the novel Saving Fish from Drowning and later wrote The Valley of Amazement in 2013. Amy Tan has also managed to publish several essays during her career.