Wendy Law Yone (Wong Fellow 2002) grew up in Rangoon, Burma (now
Myanmar) where her father was editor and publisher of the Rangoon
Nation, a liberal English language daily. In Rangoon, she
gained a Diploma in German Language and Literature at the Institute
of Foreign Languages. She began writing after a career in music was
derailed by the politically-motivated arrest and detention of her
father. After escaping from Burma in the late 1960s to join her
first husband, journalist Sterling Seagrave, she immigrated to the
United States in 1973 and settled in Washington D.C. to raise her
family. She graduated in Modern Languages & Comparative
Literature from Edkerd College, Florida in 1975, and has worked as
a freelance journalist and book reviewer for the Washington Post
and. She has published two novels, The Coffin Tree
and Irrawaddy Tango as well as short stories.
She now is currently completing her third novel.
Yone's article for Time Magazine on returning to
interview with Law Yone in MELUS Magazine.