TibetWrites is a not-for-profit site dedicated to Tibetan people, to writers, and to Tibet.

It aims to bring together poetry and writings by Tibetans, and make it accessible to Tibetans around the globe.

Learn more about TibetWrites in our Welcome and About page.

Latest writings

Latest authors

Picks from the past

  • Tibetan Women
    20 February 2010, story by Tsering Dolkar

    For a while now, I have thought about creating a blog focusing on Tibetan women’s issues. In general, women’s rights are important because of the patriarchal nature of societies, read

  • Imagining Tibet
    28 December 2007, article by Tenam

    Couldn’t help but to think about the paradox that become obvious as the conversation progressed. Here was this man, recounting his experiences about his pilgrimage to India, read

  • Acme of Obscenity
    18 August 2008, review by Jamyang Norbu

    Review of book The Making of Modern Tibet by Tom Grunfeld.
    If the printed word could physically emit a stink, then this book would reek not only of dung and putrefaction read

Welcome to TibetWrites

Exile and dislocation have given us the linguistic skills to express ourselves fluently in English and to read world literature beyond Tibet. Influenced by teachers, professors, the riches of libraries, film and the performing arts, our educations in India, Nepal, and the diaspora beyond have given us our own unique voices.

TibetWrites emerged from a core of writers and poets creating in the English language; we now include translators fluent in Chinese, English and Tibetan, filmmakers, artists, cartoonists, scriptwriters and researchers — some with privileged educations in Beijing, Lanzhou, Lhasa, the US, Canada, England, and India.

Although we promote the creative work of Tibetans, TibetWrites benefits from the input and collaboration of international friends who are themselves acclaimed writers, editors, photographers, graphic designers, computer wizards, activists, and research analysts.

On our website you will find the works of Woeser — the star among our literary contemporaries — who writes poems, essays, and illuminating blogs in highly creative Mandarin. With a list of 14 titles published in both English and Tibetan, we now have some exciting new books in the pipeline.

The breadth of content, both in our books and on our website, is varied and inclusive. We invite your feedback, involvement and contributions. Special thanks to: Jeff Lebow and TibetBridges for hosting us for free, and James “Cyber Wallah” Walker — who single-handedly has worked to empower so many exile Tibetans on the World Wide Web — for being a guide, guru, and a friend. And Jane Perkins, our editor.

Tenzin Tsundue
Bhuchung D Sonam
24 December 2007