Myay Hmone Lwin

Photography – Tom Langdom

Myay Hmone Lwin is the author of the poetry collection, Wanna Ride? (2010), the short story collection, An Otter Sneaked Out From the Yangon Zoo (2014), and the novels, One By Two 1/2 (2011), Khu (2011), Watch Out Your Shadow (2012) and What Has Been Written on the Stone Can’t Be Erased by an Eraser (2013). He is the founder of NDSP Publishing house. Myay Hmone Lwin was nominated (International Publisher Association) for Freedom to Publish 2014 award. He won the Salai Tin Maung Oo Literary award in 2014. He was selected for IWP 2014 (International Writing Program), stayed 10 weeks in USA and participated in a lot of literary movements.

In 2015 he organized the translation workshop called ‘Link the Wor(l)ds’ in Myanmar collaborated with BCLT, British Council and Select Center. (

He edited a book called ‘A Knot is where you tie a Piece of Rope (Burmese writings in Iowa). He published his poetry book entitled “ The Scuttlebutt” in English, which was launched in Singapore Writers Festival.