Wendy Law-Yone

Portrait Wendy Law-Yone
©  Vanessa Gavalya

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.