New updated edition!
In May 2010, Norstedts published Jesper Bengtsson’s biography on Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Since then, Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest in November 2010 and in February 2011 Jesper Bengtsson managed to interview her. At the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the leader’s peace Nobel Prize in November 2011, Norstedts published a revised and updated version of this brilliant biography.
“(…) We sit down in a sofa a few feet away from each other. She seems relaxed and perfectly composed. I ask her about her energy and apparently good mood.
”It´s not strange at all”, she says with an ironic glimpse in her eyes. ”The military gave me seven years of rest, so now I´m full of energy to continue my work.”
That´s mildly spoken an interesting approach to time, that someone with a less optimistic view on life would define as wasted. But that´s how she seems to be, this Nobel Prize laureate and democratic icon. She has survived all these years of
isolation by embracing it and pick out the up sides rather thanthe obvious down sides.