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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.
 
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : The Road to Wanting