In this panel "Voice of Burma," writers Deborah Eisenberg and Amitav Ghosh, actress Kathryn Grody, playwright Wallace Shawn and Burmese dissidents U Agga and Law Eh Soe read excerpts from the new anthology Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime. Moderated by Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations."
Deborah Eisenberg is a short story writer and actor. Her collections include Transactions in a Foreign Currency, All Around Atlantis and Twilight of the Superheroes.
Author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines,In An Antique Land,Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, Sea of Poppies, and his most recently published, River of Smoke, which constitutes the second volume in The Ibis Trilogy.
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, is an author, journalist, and former Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written widely for many magazine and newspapers, including the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Time, the New Republic, Harpers, the Nation, the New York Review of Books, Wired, Foreign Affairs, the China Quarterly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Schell is a Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Wallace Shawn is an actor and playwright best known for his roles in The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre and Vanya on 42nd Street.