Moe Thet Han

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Yangon, Myanmar


2023, 2022, 2023


July 2023 - May 2024

Born in Yangon/Myanmar in 1982.

Moe Thet Han is a writer, editor, and translator from Myanmar. He is frequently seen as serving as a link between modern literature from abroad and readers in Myanmar. I Think, Therefore There Is No Descartes (2010), Life Sentence (2013), The Nation of Unhappiness (2014), and The Private Territory (2018) are three collections of short stories he has published, along with the novella Killing People (2020), and the fiction book The Fake World, The Fake Sky (2011). He published 25 novels that he had translated from works by internationally renowned authors. The publication of further of his works has been put on hold due to Myanmar’s present political climate.

His writing career commenced in 2002, when he began submitting short stories and poems to several literary magazines in Myanmar. He also worked as an editor at some important weekly news agencies. His current position is as an editor-in-charge at Myanmar’s influential quarterly literary magazine, Hninn Si Phyu [White Rose]. However, at the time of writing, publishing is on hold due to the constraints of censorship board. To date, Nay Lin Aung has published four collections of short stories and 25 translated novels by contemporary international writers.

In 2010, he participated in an International Recollet de Paris Artist in Residency Program for three months (January to March). In addition, in 2015 and 2016, he conducted a workshop as a facilitator during Link the Wor(l)d, a five-day long Literary Translation Workshop organized by PEN Myanmar, the British Council, Yangon and the Writers Center Norwich in Yangon. He also participated in the week-long 4th ASEAN Literary Festival and Residency Program 2017, held from 3rd to 6th August.