Michelle Aung Thin
Michelle Aung Thin was born in Rangoon the same year as the coup d’état (1962) and brought up in Canada; she now lives in Melbourne. The Monsoon Bride, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Unpublished Manuscript Fellowship of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2010 and is the product of her PhD in creative writing under the mentorship of Brian Castro. She was the 2017 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing, supported by the Eva Kollsman and Ray Mathew Trust. She is writing her second book, which is about returning to Myanmar, the country of her birth. She currently teaches at RMIT University.