23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023
Portrait Wendy Law-Yone
©  Vanessa Gavalya

Wendy Law-Yone

born in Mandalay in 1947, is a Burmese author. Her father was publisher of independent Burma’s first English-language newspaper, which was shut down as a result of the 1962 military coup. She left the country as a stateless person five years later. In the U.S., she published her first novels describing the experience of political upheaval and exile. In 2015, she was the Friedrich Dürrenmatt Visiting Professor at the University of Bern. Wendy Law-Yone now lives in London and in Provence.


The Coffin Tree
New York, 1983

Irrawaddy Tango
New York, 1993

The Road to Wanting
Chatto & Windus
London, 2010

Golden Parasol
A Daughter’s Memoir of Burma
Chatto & Windus
London, 2013

Dürrenmatt and me
Eine Passage von Burma nach Bern
Verbrecher Verlag
Berlin, 2021
[Ü: Johanna von Koppenfels]