Ma Ma Lay(1917–1982) is one of Myanmar’s foremost female authors. She was a tireless journalist with a vigorous intellect as well as a major contributor to the creation of modern Burmese literature. Her works give realistic treatment to serious cultural and social themes.
Margaret Aung-Thwin, now retired, teaches adult literacy and translates Burmese literature. William H. Frederick is Associate Professor of History at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.