A couple of weeks ago I went to Barnes & Nobles where Lisa See was reading and signing her latest bestselling book Shanghai Girls. She didn’t actually read from her book, but she did speak for about 30 minutes on her Chinese-American culture and shared some great stories about her family’s history in Los Angeles and how it constantly shapes and reshapes her work. During the talk she said something that really stood out to me: “Art is the heartbeat of the artist,” a Chinese quote that holds a special meaning for her as a writer.
After the reading, I got to interview Lisa one-on-one and she really opened up and shared a lot about her family and her writing (the heartbeat of this artist) that I don’t think you’ll see currently in any other interview with her. I am grateful to Lisa for taking the time to sit down and answer my questions.
You can read the interview at LA Books Examiner.