Ann Tashi Slater

Join me for a writing workshop in lovely Noyers sur Serein in Burgundy, near Paris.



"Driving to Shangri-La," a flash nonfiction piece about my family's cross-country journeys to California in search of Shangri-La, has just been reprinted in Kyoto Journal's issue about "old roads, revisited."

See "Teatime in Darjeeling," a memoir piece in Tin House.

An essay, "Traveling in Bardo," appears in AGNI.

My flash nonfiction piece, "Driving to Shangri-La," is in Flock's Migration issue. Listen to it here.

New on my HuffPost blog: Garden, Temple, Tea, River, Miracle, Sun: Megan Marshall on Kyoto and Elizabeth Bishop, an interview with Megan Marshall, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize.

I'm thrilled to be one of the contributors to Women in Clothes (Penguin), a wonderful book that "explores . . . how women present themselves through clothes, and what style really means."



"Creative Nonfiction: What Is It and How Do You Write It?" Japan Writers Conference, Tokyo, October 2017.

"Journeys to Japan," Asian American Alumni Association of Japan (A4P) launch; Tokyo, November 2016. 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.

"Dreams, Memories, Journeys: Stories of a Tibetan Family," The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, July 2016. A multi-media presentation about my family history.

"Journeys Within and Without: On Growing Up Asian American and the Quest for Home," Princeton University, March 2016.

"Intersecting Identities in a Multicultural World," We Flourish: Celebrating Asian and Asian American Alumni at Princeton University, October 2015.

"Getting Published: A Panel Discussion," Japan Writers Conference, Kobe, October 2015.

"On Exile, Longing, and the Search for Paradise Lost," a discussion of my work on exiled Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, sponsored by The Princeton Club of Northern California and the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P); San Francisco, March 2014.

"The Heart of Things: Writing the Short Personal Essay," Japan Writers Conference, Okinawa, November 2013.

“The World in a Grain of Sand: Writing Flash Fiction,” Japan Writers Conference, Kyoto, November 2012.

"Setting Your Novel in a Foreign Country (and a Few Thoughts on Getting It Published)," Japan Writers Conference, Kobe, November 2011.


"A Few Well-Chosen Words: Writing Flash Fiction"
Do you want to learn how to write and publish short stories? Join me for a summer workshop at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts in the medieval village of Noyers sur Serein near Paris. You'll come away with freshly honed writing skills and renewed inspiration!

Selected Works

Creative Nonfiction
My experience of a near-fatal illness as a Tibetan bardo. (AGNI)
A memoir piece about Darjeeling tea and my Tibetan family. (Tin House)
My Tibetan grandmother's life in Raj-era India. (Kyoto Journal)
An excerpt from the Dharamsala section of my travel memoir-in-progress. (Kyoto Journal)
Love and yearning in Andalusia and America. (New World Writing)
A collection of my Tibet-related fiction and non-fiction produced for my Rubin Museum presentation.
A story about pilgrimage, Tibet, and the quest for home. (Asia Literary Review)
A flash about how things don't always look the way we expect them to. (Big Bridge)
A story related to Darjeeling and The Tibetan Book of the Dead. (Gulf Coast)
Ranging from Havana to Tokyo to Paris, a story about the things we tell ourselves in order to survive. (Shenandoah)
YA Fiction
A story about growing up Tibetan American. (American Dragons, HarperCollins)
    "[This] enlightening anthology of 25 stories, poems and essays by Asian Americans delves deeply . . .”
--Publisher's Weekly

A novella by Reinaldo Arenas. (Old Rosa, Grove)                                 "One of Cuba's best-known writers . . . Arenas . . . writes in the poetic and fantastic style of magical realism that Garcia Marquez has made familiar. "
-- Library Journal

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