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Bestselling author Abigail Hing Wen on adapting ‘Loveboat, Taipei’ to the big screen

NYT Bestselling "Loveboat, Taipei" Author Abigail Hing Wen

Abigail Hing Wen spoke to NextShark about the “Loveboat, Taipei” film adaptation, her forthcoming sequel and the importance of a multiplicity of representation. 

Abigail Hing Wen is exceedingly busy. An author, screenwriter, producer and tech leader who graduated from Harvard University and Columbia Law School, she is used to taking on a lot at once. “I haven’t really tested the boundaries of how many [projects] I can take on,” she laughed. 

Dr. Seuss Festival to Remove Racist ‘Chinaman’ Art After Extreme Backlash

A stereotypical portrayal of a Chinese character found in a Dr. Seuss Museum mural in Springfield, Massachusetts drew a backlash that eventually prompted its organizers to announce its immediate removal.  

Children’s authors Mike Curato, Mo Willems, and Lisa Yee had earlier announced that they will boycott an upcoming children’s book festival at the “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum” due to the offensive mural.

How One Resilient Korean Woman Survived 2 Wars and Gave Her Family a Better Life in the U.S.

“Most of my life was filled with sorrow. I grew up in poverty, starvation, the time of war, and was uneducated. If I don’t have to, I try not to think about the past.”

Wi Yol “Lilly” Pierce’s heartbreaking words about her story, filled with challenges, hardships, and woe, have made their way to the hands of readers hungry for a raw, sincere account of what life was like in a war-torn Korea. Titled “Waiting For a Miracle”, Pierce’s book details her path towards the American dream, recounting each anguished struggle along the way.