Wendy Law-Yone Books & Biography
Wendy Law-Yone short stories have appeared in Grand Street and literary anthologies, and her book reviews and articles in The TLS, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and Architectural Digest.
<i>Irrawaddy Tango</i> was nominated for the 1994 Irish Times International Fiction Prize. <i>The Road to Wanting</i> was longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize. Born in Mandalay, Burma, Wendy grew up in Rangoon. Her father, E.M. Law-Yone, was founder and publisher of The Nation, the leading English language daily in post-war Burma. A political prisoner under the military dictatorship of General Ne Win, Law-Yone spent the last years of his life in exile. After leaving Burma at the age of 20, Wendy spent several years in Southeast Asia before moving to the United States in the mid-1970's.