A conversation with author and Giller Prize nominee Tsering Yangzom Lama and TRAS

A Zoom event
Monday, February 27, 2023
7:00 pm PST

Breathtaking, powerful, gorgeously written – just some of the praise for her debut novel about Tibetans in exile, a story of colonization, exile and the importance of family. Tsering’s book, We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2022. 

Event overview: We are excited to offer this Zoom event and extend an invitation to our friends everywhere to join TRAS in a conversation with Tsering Yangzom Lama.

To register: Email info@tras.ca 
An email with the Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

Donations for this free event will go to TRAS’ Tibetan projects. Donate here.

Hold the date: Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm (PST).

Please share this invitation with your friends and networks, everyone is welcome!

Meet the author:

   (photo credit: Paige Crichter)

Tsering Yangzom Lama is a Tibetan Canadian author based in Vancouver. Born and raised in Nepal, she’s also lived in Toronto and New York City. 

Her debut novel, We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies, published in 2022, recounts a Tibetan family’s struggle to create new lives of dignity, love and hope after China’s invasion of Tibet in the 1950s. Readers follow sisters Lhamo and Tenkyi on a multi-decade journey through exile, from a harrowing trek across the Himalayas to a refugee camp on the border of Nepal. Decades later, the sisters are separated. Tenkyi lives in Toronto with Lhamo’s daughter Dolma, who has to decide if it’s worth risking her dreams to help her community. 

Tsering Yangzom Lama holds a BA in Creative Writing and International Relations from the University of British Columbia and a MFA from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Globe and Mail, the Malahat Review and Grain. She has been a resident at Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center and more. Lama is currently a storytelling advisor with Greenpeace International. 

We look forward to seeing you on February 27. 2023 at 7:00 pm (PST)

The TRAS Board