Writer Profile: Kyaw Swar Htet

Kyaw Swar Htet (b. 1957) is another short story specialist from the second city of Mandalay.  A medical doctor by training, his short stories, at least until 2000, were originally written in a blend of romance and medicine … 

After 2000, he turned to science fiction and horror, his most notable work being ‘Lwin Tee Khaung Ghost and Other Stories’ (2006).  With over a 100 short stories published between 1980 to 2007, Kyaw Swar Htet still lives and writes in Mandalay.

This profile is an excerpt taken and reproduced with the kind permission of the editors from the Burmese language ‘A to Z of Burmese writers’, Volume 1, 2016, and co-translated into English with Dennis Htoo.

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