Tracy Quan
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TRACY QUAN is the bestselling author of the Nancy Chan trilogy, which began as a popular fiction column on Salon.com. Tracy's first novel, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, was optioned for development as an HBO comedy series. The sequel, Diary of a Married Call Girl, takes Nancy Chan's double life to entertaining new levels. Tracy's third novel, Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl, is a 21st century adventure with a medieval twist: Nancy visits a mysterious Provencal hideaway and discovers that the French countryside is 'ten times trickier than Manhattan.'

tomatoTracy's books are being published in fourteen languages and fifteen countries, most recently Denmark (Høje hæle og laktaske) and France. Florent Massot, an imprint of Hachette, recently published Un baiser à l'anis, the French edition of Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl.

A regular columnist for the Guardian, Tracy has been praised as "the only chick lit writer to discuss indentured labor, sex worker rights and the proper purse in which to carry a dildo." Her Guardian column has looked at sexual themes in the battle over the Statue of Liberty, religious themes in atheism, and the role of pimp chic in the 2008 US election.

She has written for Cosmopolitan, Financial Times, and numerous other publications, including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and South China Morning Post. As a 21st century agony aunt, she has tackled vibrator addiction, miscegenation and first-time intercourse.

A member of PONY (Prostitutes of New York), Tracy is frequently invited to speak about issues affecting the sex industry. Venues include SFMOMA, Open Society Institute, Eyebeam, New York University and the Museum of Sex in Manhattan.

As a TV guest, she has appeared on Larry King Live, The Early Show (CBS), The O'Reilly Factor, CNBC, The Montel Williams Show, Inside Edition, The Situation with Tucker Carlson, Court-TV, and many other local and national shows throughout the US, Canada, Sweden, UK and France. Her radio interviews include the BBC, The Alan Colmes Show, New York & Company, Eye on Books with Bill Thompson, Philosophy Talk (KALW), Radio 3 Hong Kong, NPR and CBC.

Tracy lives in Manhattan, where she recently finished writing her latest novel, Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl.

Send email to Tracy Quan: tq@tracyquan.net