My debut narrative non-fiction. An unconventional literary travelogue, following my search for censored and forgotten writers, poets and publishers across the conflict states of Myanmar from 2011 to 2016.
*shortlisted for the 2018 Saroyan International Prize for Writing.
‘Lucas Stewart’s book is an exquisite map of the many literatures of Myanmar … it braids travel, history and literary criticism in a most ingenious way …’ (Chandrahas Choudhury, Author of Clouds)
‘The People Elsewhere is a vigorous and compelling travel parable. More importantly, it’s the story we have been waiting to read about Myanmar’ (James Byrne, Co-editor of Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets)
‘Lucas Stewart’s journey across Myanmar offers a fascinating insight and a rare glimpse of life through its storytellers …’ (Nick Danziger, Photojournalist and Author of Danziger’s Travels)
The print edition can be found in all good bookshops in the Asia-Pacific region (China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, etc), while the e-book can be bough in the UK and US from Amazon