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Wendy
Law-Yone

WENDY LAW-YONE, a native of Burma, was born in Mandalay. She grew up in Rangoon, and lived in Thailand, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur before settling in the United States, where she published two novels, The Coffin Tree and Irrawaddy Tango.

Following a David TK Wong creative writing fellowship at the University of East Anglia, she moved to the UK in 2005 and now lives in central London.

Her novel, The Road to Wanting, was published by Chatto & Windus in April 2010 and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2011.

(This bio is adapted from Asia Literary Review No. 15, Spring 2010).

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