Lucas Stewart is a former British Council literature advisor, working in Myanmar from 2011 to 2016 with writers, publishers and booksellers during the transition.  He is the author of The People Elsewhere: Unbound Journey’s with the Storytellers of Myanmar (Penguin/Viking, 2016) and co-editor of Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds: Contemporary Short Stories from Myanmar, the first anthology of short stories from Myanmar published in the UK.  His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in several international publications including Asia Literary Review, Asian Cha, English PEN, Swedish PEN among among others.  A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society he recently left Asia after more than 15 years.

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