About

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Tsering Lama is a New York-based Tibetan writer who was born in Kathmandu and grew up in Vancouver.

She works as a Storytelling Advisor at Greenpeace International, and is nearly finished with her first novel, EXILE. Before coming to Greenpeace, she taught in the English departments of Yeshiva University and Columbia University.

Tsering’s writing has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. In recent years, she has been an artist-in-residence at the Lillian E. Smith Center, Omi Writers International, Catwalk Institute, WildAcres, and Playa Summerlake.

Tsering’s work has appeared in journals and magazines such as The Malahat Review, Grain, Vela, LaLit, and Himal SouthAsian, as well as the anthologies House of Snow and Brave New Play Rites . She is also a co-founder of Lhakardiaries, the leading English-language blog among Tibetan youth in exile.

Tsering earned an MFA in writing from Columbia, where she was a TOMS Fellow, a Writing Fellow, and a Teaching Fellow. She did her undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia.