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Wendy Law-Yone

Mexico (b.1947)

Wendy Law-Yone, born in Mandalay, Burma, is a critically acclaimed author of novels and short stories. Law-Yone states that she is "half Burman, a quarter Chinese and a quarter English",[1] but though she did not settle in the United States until she was an adult, she is identified as an Asian American writer.[2] Her novels, The Coffin Tree (1983) and Irrawaddy Tango (1993), were critically well received, with the latter nominated in 1995 for the Irish Times Literary Prize.
Non fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : The Road to Wanting