Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, journeying through her childhood and family history and into the worlds of physics and chance, looking for hints of where her own creativity comes from. It’s a wild ride with a surprise ending.


  1. #1 Wade
    April 27, 2008

    WOW, I mean really like wow. I am a physics teacher and my girl friend is very much a writer who loves Amy Tan. So this talk was amazing in how it related to both of us. Thank you for sharing this. I am deeply appreciative.

  2. #2 Anne Gilbert
    April 27, 2008

    This was a fascinating talk! I think I came by my creative juices a little differently, but some of my processes, and Tan’s are much the same.
    Anne G