Wendy Law-Yone (Burmese pronunciation: ; born 1947) is a critically acclaimed Burmeseborn American author.

She wrote novels and short stories. Though she did not settle in the United States until she was an adult, she is identified as an Asian American writer.[2] Her novels, The Coffin Tree (1983) and Irrawaddy Tango (1993), were critically well received, with the latter nominated in 1995 for the Irish Times Literary Prize.[3] Her third novel, "The Road to Wanting," (2010) is set in Burma, China and Thailand.

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1 Biography 2 Selected bibliography 3 Further reading 4 Notes 5 Sources

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The daughter of notable Burmese newspaper publisher, editor and politician Edward Michael Law-Yone,[4] Law-Yone was born in Mandalay but grew up in Rangoon.[5] Her background is diverse, with one grandfather a merchant from Yunnan and another a colonial officer from Great Britain.[6] Law-Yone states that she is "half Burman, a quarter Chinese and a quarter English".[7] Law-Yone has indicated that her father's imprisonment under the military regime limited her options in the country. She was barred from university, but not allowed to leave the country.[7] In 1967, an attempt to escape to Thailand failed and she was imprisoned, but managed to leave Burma as a stateless person.[7] She relocated to the United States in 1973, settling in Washington D.C. after attending college in Florida.[4] In 1987, she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award for Creative Writing.[8] In 2002, she received a David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship from the University of East Anglia.[9] Her novel The Road to Wanting was long-listed for the Orange Prize 2011.[10] Law-Yone cites as a strong influence on her writing career her father's love of language, noting that his work as the founder of Burmese English-language newspaper The Nation was a daily factor in her childhood.[11]

[edit] Selected bibliography
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7. ISBN 0-231-12620-4. 4. ^ a b Yoo and Ho. Retrieved 2008-10-12. ^ Yoo and Ho.The Guardian. 136. is there? I'm Asian. ^ http://arts. School of Oriental and African Studies.K. ^ Yoo and Ho. [edit] Notes 1. ^ Retrieved 22 March 2011. Retrieved 2008-10-12. ^ SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research 2 (1).About Wendy Law-Yone   Resources in your library Resources in other libraries By Wendy Law-Yone   Resources in your library Resources in other libraries    The Coffin Tree (1983) Irrawaddy Tango (1993) The Road to Wanting (2010) [edit] Further reading   Law-Yone. 10. . "There's no getting away from it. The Rangoon Nation". (2003-08-25) "The Outsider". ^ Yoo and Ho. Wong Fellow". 2. 295. Law-Yone. Time Magazine. p. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 8. 679. 6. Wendy. 283 5. ^ "Wendy Law-Yone. Spring 2004. Salem Press. University of East Anglia. p. 2002 David T. 2008. and I'm a writer.endow. p. ISBN 978-1-58765-464-0.gov/pub/NEA 9. ^ American ethnic writers. 2002-12-22. Columbia University Press. I'm American. 11.. 5. (2010-04-03) "My Father's Burmese Newspaper. Wendy. ^ a b c Beyond Rangoon: an interview with Wendy Law-Yone. Guiyou (2006). 286. ^ Huang. ISSN 1479-8484." 3. The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945. 284. University of London.

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