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 is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.
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.