Khine Soe Lung awarded Charles Pick South Asia Writing Fellowship
Khine Soe Lung has been selected as the 2015/16 Charles Pick South Asia Writing Fellow at UEA. The fellowship is worth £26,000 and lasts for six months. It is dedicated to the memory of the publisher and literary agent, Charles Pick, and is intended to support the work of a new and as yet unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose. Previous recipients of the fellowship include Luke Williams, Brian Chikwava, Erin Soros, Will Boast and Megan Bradbury. Khine (pictured) is a Burmese citizen and graduated from the University of Computer Studies, Yangon, 2001. She worked in Myanmar for some years as a travel agent and then in Singapore for Nokia Service Centre and Apple Service Centre. She was one of the founders and editors of Existence Online Magazine, which won an ‘Academy Award’ given by Myanmar Media Association in 2009. Since 2010, she has published nine eBooks on different themes, and is currently writing a film script based on one of her stories. She lives in Hpa-An, Myanmar.