Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint was born in Yangon, Myanmar and grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and San José, California. She is the author of the lyric novel The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven, which won an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the category of Adult Fiction. Her second book, Names for Light: A Family History was the winner of the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Spain, residencies at Hedgebrook and Millay Colony, and fellowships from Tin House and Summer Literary Seminars. She holds a Ph.D. in english-creative writing from the University of Denver, where she served as the associate editor of the Denver Quarterly. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Amherst College, where she teaches creative writing and literature.




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July 23, 2022