Ann Tashi Slater


Traveling in Bardo
An essay about illness, bardo, and my Tibetan family legacy.

Teatime in Darjeeling
A reflection on what Darjeeling tea means to me and my family.

Tibetan Butter Tea and Pink Gin
A journey back to my grandmother's life in old Darjeeling.

Driving to Shangri-La
A nonfiction flash about my family's search for Shangri-La.

Travels Within and Without
A chapbook of my Tibet-related fiction and non-fiction, produced for "Dreams, Memories, Journeys: Stories of a Tibetan Family," my multi-media presentation at The Rubin Museum in NYC, July 2016.

Flowers Would Fall from the Sky Like Rain
A man journeys from California to Dharamsala to bring his Tibetan grandmother's ashes home.

Circling the Mountain
A memoir piece about walking the kora pilgrimage path on a rainy morning in Dharamsala, home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama.

Things You Dreamed of and Things You Didn't
An American woman living in an old Tokyo teahouse realizes that change is the nature of life.

Gypsy Cante
A memoir piece looking back to my early days in Spain.

Body, Tree, River, Mountain / After the Tsunami
A story about moving on after the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami.

A woman comes to a new understanding of life after the death of her Tibetan grandmother.

The Open World
A story about why we sometimes give up what we love most.

A Japanese American girl tries to hold herself and her family together after the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami.

There’s No Reason to Get Romantic
A Tibetan American girl in California explores her identity.

Old Rosa
An old woman in Cuba struggles after Castro comes to power.

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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