If being excited makes a person rich, Kevin Kwan’s fans are probably billionaires by now.
The Singaporean novelist and best-selling author of the ‘Crazy Rich’ trilogy is coming to Manila for a book signing tour from August 18 to 22.
The author made the announcement on his Instagram account, while the event organizer and local bookstore Fully Booked officially added the event on its Facebook page.
This will be Kwan’s latest visit in Manila since promoting the second book of his trilogy, China Rich Girlfriend, and discussing the movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians back in 2015.
Have your Crazy Rich books signed on these dates and venues: South Court in Power Plant Mall, August 18; Atrium in Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street, August 19; Groud level of Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall, August 20; Main Atrium of S Maison, August 21; and Activity Center in UP Town Center, August 22.
Registration of books will start at 11 AM and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only copies purchased from Fully Booked are eligible for signing, which will start at 2 PM. Kwan will also accommodate questions from the attendees.
If you won’t be able to attend any of his signing events, however, it’s not the end of the world. Limited signed copies of Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems will be made available at select Fully Booked stores and at www.fullybookedonline.com after Kevin Kwan’s Manila Book Tour.
The Crazy Rich trilogy is a satire of super-rich Asian families behaving (and spending) badly. It revolves around Nicholas Young, the handsome heir to one of Asia’s great fortunes but enjoys a low-key life as a professor in New York. The gossips, scandals, rivalry for inheritance, and the “warped mash-up of archaic Chinese customs and the British rules of primogeniture” – as Young puts it – continue ’til the last book.
Kwan released the third installment of his trilogy called Rich People Problems last May. Movie production is currently underway for the first book, Crazy Rich Asians.
Photo from Hong Kong Tatler