Wendy Law-Yone, Burmese-born novelist, chooses books on “her own Burma”, covering the history of the country from the 17th century through the late 19th and early 20th century period of British colonialism to the present day. Sean Turnell, professor of economics at Macquarie University, who focuses on the country, chooses his best books for understanding the Burmese economy.
Sue Arnold, an Anglo-Burmese journalist, who writes for The Observer and The Guardian for many years, chooses her best books on describing Burma. Emma Larkin, the US journalist, who focuses on the country and the Swedish journalist, Bertil Lintner who has reported on Burma since the early 1980s, both choose their best books on the country. Arnold, Larkin and Lintner all choose From the Land of Green Ghosts by Pascal Koo Thwe. And Turnell, Arnold and Lintner all choose Auug San Suu Kyi’s Freedom from Fear.