Linda used her bursary to explore her Burmese-Karen heritage as it is woven into the story of modern-day Myanmar. A jeweller and sculptor, who lives in Peeblesshire, she was able to progress the draft of her first book, working title ‘Angels With Broken Wings: Myanmar. My Country. My Family. My Hopes And Dreams’, seeking advice on editing, finalising the work and the route to publication.
Her book – now called My Faraway Country Myanmar – was published by Golden Hare Books in November 2023.