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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

It's Dimple Met Rishi meets Loveboat, Taipei in this hilarious YA rom-com about a Chinese-Filipina girl in Manila whose father sets her up on a marathon of arranged dates, in the hopes of convincing her to stay close to home for college.

Meet the author of this bright, colourful, and fun read for young adults!

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Mae Coyiuto

Mae Coyiuto (Philippines)

Mae Coyiuto is a Chinese-Filipino writer, born and raised in the Philippines. Mae earned her BA in Psychology from Pomona College and her Master’s Degree in Writing for Young Adults/Children from The New School. If she’s not writing, she’s usually fangirling over Beyoncé, tennis, Gilmore Girls, or all of the above. She currently lives in Manila.

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