Ann Tashi Slater
Ann Tashi Slater’s work has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta en español, and the HuffPost. It has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, AGNI, Kyoto Journal, New World Writing, Shenandoah, Asia Literary Review, and Gulf Coast, among others. Her writing also appears in Women in Clothes (Penguin) and the YA anthology American Dragons (HarperCollins), and her translation of a novella by Reinaldo Arenas was published in Old Rosa (Grove). She's working on a novel based on the Tibetan side of her family and set in Darjeeling, and a memoir about a modern-day pilgrimage to India. 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.
Awards and Recognition
- "Teatime in Darjeeling" (Tin House 74, Winter 2017) is a Notable in Best American Essays 2018, ed. Hilton Als.