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(Episode is in English. Additional show notes coming soon)
Abigail Hing Wen, author of Loveboat, Taipei.
Loveboat, Taipei comes out Jan 7, 2020.
(0:00) Intro in English. I had a very exciting conversation with Abigail today about her debut novel Loveboat, Taipei, as well as a smattering of others topics including dating, working the tech world, the bamboo and glass ceilings for minority and women, her writing process, and more. Hope you enjoy!
(0:48) 中文的介紹。(Intro in Chinese + high level summary).
(1:59) Intro to Abigail.
(3:00) Intro to Loveboat, Taipei the book.
(6:14) Ever Wong, protagonist in the book.
(7:15) Abigail's reflections on being on Loveboat. How that experience, rebellion included, was instrumental in helping her form her identity. As a VC, she looked for entrepreneurs who had similar rebellious streaks.
(9:17) The book touches on mental health topics. Why was it important to highlight these in the book?
(11:20) Career transitions and crossroads.
(17:20) MFA while working.
(18:38) Bamboo and glass ceilings.
(22:44) Favorite books and authors growing up.
(23:48) Finding and selecting critique partners, literary agents, publishers (slightly poor audio quality here).
(34:18) What's next?
(36:20) Writing process.
(37:18) Writing workshops, mental health conferences, book tour
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