The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Khet Mar

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In this edition of The Writer’s Block, Khet Mar discusses her forthcoming collection Nightbirds & Other Stories.

Khet Mar (Burma) is a journalist, novelist, fiction writer and essayist. Author of one novel, Wild Snowy Night, as well as several collections of short stories, essays and poems, her work has been translated into English and Japanese, broadcast on radio, and made into a film. Currently a broadcast journalist with Radio Free Asia, Khet Mar was an exiled writer-in-residence in City of Asylum/Pittsburgh from 2009-2012; she wrote the text and her husband, visual artist Than Htay, created the artwork on the façade of “Pittsburgh-Burma House” (324 Sampsonia Way), which now serves as the headquarters of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and Sampsonia Way Magazine.

  1. About The Writer’s Block
  2. The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career.
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About the Author

Olivia Stransky is an editorial assistant and video editor for Sampsonia Way. She received her B.A. in literature and film from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. While a student, she worked as the editor-in-chief of Glacial Erratic, Simon’s Rock’s literary and arts magazine. After graduating she received a grant to serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Slovakia, where she taught English literature and conversation at Univerzita Komenského in Bratislava.

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