On November 10th, we launched the Japan chapter of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P) with "Journeys to Japan," a talk at The Pink Cow in Roppongi. Wall Street Journal correspondent Mayumi Negishi and I spoke about our journeys from growing up in the U.S. to living and working in Japan.
In July, I gave a multi-media presentation at the beautiful Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. I talked about my Tibetan family history, including the friendship between my great-grandfather and the 13th Dalai Lama.
Read Tibetan Butter Tea and Pink Gin: Life in Old Darjeeling, my essay about my Tibetan grandmother's life in Raj-era India, in Kyoto Journal.
Check out my latest in the HuffPost, Japan and the Happiness of Melancholy.
See "Fata Morgana," my Paris Review essay on Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, exile, and 1987 Havana.
"The Literature of Uprootedness: An Interview with Reinaldo Arenas," my interview with Arenas, is on newyorker.com.
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Ann Tashi Slater’s work has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta en español, and The Huffington Post, as well as New World Writing, Shenandoah, Kyoto Journal, Asia Literary Review, and Gulf Coast, among others. Her writing appears in Women in Clothes (Penguin) and the YA anthologies American Dragons (HarperCollins) and Tomo (Stone Bridge). Her translation of a novella by Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas was published in Old Rosa (Grove). She's working on a multi-generational novel based on the Tibetan side of her family and set in Darjeeling, and a travel memoir ranging from the byways of Old Delhi to the monasteries of Dharamsala. Future projects include a book chronicling a vanishing Tibet, with photos taken when Ann traveled to Tibet in the mid-eighties.
Ann was born in Spain, lived for a year in Darjeeling and Kathmandu, and then moved to the States. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Her travels and work have taken her around the world, to places including France, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Thailand, and Bali. A longtime resident of Tokyo, she teaches at a Japanese university.