A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 30, 1951

We recently heard some good news about our "stringer" (part-time corre spondent) in Rangoon. He is On Pe, outstanding Burmese author and jour nalist. The news : he receives this month the 1950 Sape Beikman ("Literary Shrine") Prize, his country's equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize.

The award is presented by the Burma Translation Society, which is headed by Prime Minister Thakin Nu. It goes to the best novel of the year, in this case On Pe's Min Hmu Dan ("The Civil Servant"), a story of the corrupt bu reaucracy run by Burmese and British...

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