Padauk Pwint Thit (сАХсАнсА▒сАРсАмсААсА╣сАХсА╝сАДсА╣сА╖сАЮсАЕсА╣) is a literary monthly that has gained popularity in recent years for its profiles of prominent Burmese-language writers past and present, including Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay (July 2010 edition) and Ludu Daw Amar (November 2009), shown above. Each edition contains details of the writer’s works, key events in her life, and articles by other writers commemorating the writer.

The National Library of Australia is now subscribing to this periodical, and is also obtaining back copies of available issues. Other authors featured in issues at the library include the prolific Daw Khin Hnin Yu and even more prolific Paragu; journalist Daw Khin Myo Chit; renowned historian Dr. Than Tun; author and translator Mya Than Tint; news editor and husband of Ma Ma Lay, Journal Kyaw U Chit Maung, and Banmaw Tin Aung.

[This post is provided by the National Library of Australia as part of our Book Zone feature. For further information on the featured publications contact Nick Cheesman at [email protected]]