An author presently teaching at UC Riverside, who has also done serious acting turns, Charmaine Craig is a descendant of pivotal figures in modern Burmese history. She draws on that background to powerful, moving ends in her newest novel, Miss Burma (Grove Press).
“Charmaine Craig wields powerful and vivid prose to illuminate a country and a family trapped not only by war and revolution, but also by desire and loss. Both epic and intimate, Miss Burma is a compelling and disturbing trip through Burmese history and politics.”—Viet Thanh Nguyen.
“Miss Burma is a book which resonates with meaning, of how we are all actors in our histories and the histories of our nations, it disrupts our settled sense that the past is the past, and shows how it reaches forward to touch the future. It is a powerful, moving and important novel.” - Aminatta Forna.