We are pleased to welcome local author Charmaine Craig for a reading and signing of her book, Miss Burma!
A May 2017 Indie Next List pick, longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award, and longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Based on the story of the author’s mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.
Charmaine Craig is a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, where she particularly enjoys teaching literature, the art of the paragraph, and forms of narration. A former actor in film and television, and a Burma activist privy to negotiations at the highest level in the current conflict, she studied literature at Harvard University and received her MFA from UC Irvine. Her first novel, The Good Men, was a national bestseller translated into six languages. Her newest title, Miss Burma, is a Cellar Door staff pick and book club selection.