Writer Profile: Mu Mu Winn

Mu Mu Winn is a writer and teacher.  She graduated with an MA in English from Yangon University and taught the subject there for 15 years.  Leaving Myanmar she worked in China, Laos and Bhutan for the United Nations, before gaining her MA in Education from Sussex University in the UK.  She spent the next 16 years living in Qatar as an English Lecturer at the State University.  She has now returned to Yangon where she dabbles in translation and interpretation.   She has published one novel in English, ‘A Gentle Kind of Poverty’.

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Writer Profile: James Hla Gyaw

Despite his prominence as the author of the first true novel in the Burmese language, too little is known of James Hla Gyaw’s life. He was born on the 21st June 1866 in Shwegyin in Bago Region to Buddhist parents who died when he was just a child.  Adopted by his aunt, he converted to Christianity along with the rest of his family and was sent to Yangon, the new capital of British Burma for his education … 

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