Michelle Aung Thin is the author of The Monsoon Bride.
Michelle was recently in Jakarta at the ASEAN Literary Festival, where she spoke about Literary Works and Government and Locality in ASEAN literature. Here is an interview with Michelle from Radio Australia (Radio Australian is now a digital portal). The interview is in Bahasa. Michelle’s attended the festival as a guest of DFAT.
Michelle also took part in the third Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay, Myanmar/Burma, where she was a guest of The University of Melbourne, the festival’s education partner.
Michelle also attended the AWP Conference, Minneapolis.
Below are links to interviews with Michelle as well as to reviews of The Monsoon Bride
Here is a 2012 Radio National Life Matters interview, in which Michelle discusses identity and writing.
Here are links to reviews:
“hooked me from the start” Jennifer Byrne, Women’s Weekly
“beautifully captur[es] time and place … in an exploration of love and remembrance of things past” The Canberra Times
“… [an] accomplished, intelligent debut novel … The Monsoon Bride is the work of a writer of superior gifts” Owen Richardson, The Age
“… reminiscent at its best of the way that E M Forster negotiates the inextricability of personal life from political and historical forces in A Passage to India” Kerryn Goldsworthy, Pick of the Week, Sydney Morning Herald
“a strong debut” Thuy On, Weekend Australian
“…a really wonderful and rewarding read” Pip Newling, Readings Monthly
The Monsoon Bride is published by Text. The original, unpublished manuscript of the book was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier Literary awards 2010 and won a Wheeler Centre / Readings Foundation fellowship.Click here for a link to buy the novel. Or have a look around this site to find out more about Michelle, the process of writing, interviews and other stuff (don’t miss the Rangoon page).