Dear Lisa See,
Do you consider ever in the future approach non-Asian themes? I honestly love all your books, but I'm curious if you would dedicate your time to different topics too.
A passionate reader known as Sneerkat.
Thank you for your kind words about my books. I'm so glad you've enjoyed them! But to answer your question, why not write about China? It’s beautiful. It has a rich and deep culture that very few people—even Chinese!—understand or know fully. The country accounts for a quarter of the world’s population. It’s a global economic superpower. With all the stresses in the world, we need to know more about China, not less. I’m doing what I can to help others learn about China not in an academic essay but through stories. It’s through fiction that we connect to real people and by extension to the shared human condition. I’m interested in finding the universals through the uniqueness that is China.