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Ann Tashi Slater’s work has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, AGNI, CatapultGranta, and the HuffPost, among others. Her writing also appears in Women in Clothes (Penguin) and American Dragons (HarperCollins); her translation of fiction by Reinaldo Arenas was published in Old Rosa (Grove). She's currently working on a memoir about a mother-daughter pilgrimage to reconnect with her Tibetan roots. The book explores identity and family legacy, dialogue across generations and borders, and the responsibility of individual and collective memory. Future projects include a chronicle of 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.