Wendy Law-Yone is the daughter of Edward Law-Yone who founded The Nation, Myanmar’s influential English-language newspaper in 1948. When Ne Win staged a coup d’état in 1962, her life was turned upside down: the newspaper was shut down a year later, her father was detained for five years and she was barred from leaving the country. She was foiled in her first attempt to sneak across the border to Thailand in 1967, which resulted in her imprisonment. Eventually she successfully fled to the United States via Bangkok in 1973, settling in Washington DC. Wendy has published four novels including “Irrawaddy Tango” and “The Golden Parasol”, whose Myanmar translation has just hit the bookstores.