Penguin reprints Aung San Suu Kyi

Penguin reprints Aung San Suu Kyi

<p>Two books by Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi are being rush-reprinted by Penguin following her release from house arrest last week.</p><p><em>Freedom from Fear</em>, a compilation of her political writings, with prefaces by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Vaclav Havel, was first published by Viking in 1991. Meanwhile<em> Letters from Burma</em>, a collection of short pieces on daily life, with a preface by journalist Fergal Keane, was a new Penguin title in 1997. The Keane preface has now been updated.<br /><br />Viking publishing director Tony Lacey said he had &quot;never been allowed to have direct contact&quot; with Aung San Suu Kyi throughout the years of her confinement, working instead via her husband Michael Aris until his death in 1999, and thereafter via her sister-in-law. He added he hoped it was &quot;not a<br />pipedream to imagine an ordinary writer/publisher relationship from now on&quot;.<br /></p>