Lucas Stewart is an author, short story writer, and literature programmer. A former literature advisor to the British Council in Myanmar, his debut non-fiction book The People Elsewhere: Unbound Journeys with the Storytellers of Myanmar (Penguin/Viking, 2016) was shortlisted for the Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He co-edited Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds, the first translated anthology of short stories from ethnic communities in Myanmar. His own short stories have won the UK’s DA Prize for Short fiction, been longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story award, nominated for Best of the Net, and have been published widely, including twice anthologized by Comma Press. He is co-founder of the “Kachin: Short Stories from an Uncivil War” project. He left Myanmar in April 2021 but continues to blog on literature from Myanmar at www.sadaik.com.