Tsering Namgyal Khortsa

Tsering Namgyal Khortsa Born in India, Tsering Namgyal Khortsa holds an MA in journalism from the University of Iowa, where he also studied fiction and literary non-fiction. He has worked as a business journalist in Hong Kong and Taiwan. His previous books include Little Lhasa: Reflections on Exiled Tibet and His Holiness The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: A Biography.

His first novel, The Tibetan Suitcase, was published in 2019 by Blackneck Books, an imprint of TibetWrites.

  • Tsering Namgyal Khortsa at Tibetan Review.
  • Review of The Tibetan Suitcase by Percy Bharucha at Hindustan Times.
  • Tsering is on Facebook under the account name tnamgyal1

Tsering Namgyal Khortsa on TibetWrites

Articles [1]

  • Buddhism, China and the Indian Media The XVII Karmapa was not only investigated for money laundering, Indian officials told the media that he was a “Chinese plant” simply because he is the only Tibetan reincarnate lama to be recognized by both China and the Dalai Lama. 20 February 2011

Interviews [1]

Reviews [3]

  • Dreams of the educated-dispossessed Review of Falling through the Roof, a novel by Thubten Samphel:
    This magnificent novel from India — at once elegiac and exuberant — is in itself proof of the Tibetan resilience.
    12 March 2009
  • Music in Exile Review of Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry by Bhuchung D Sonam:
    Nearly thirty writers feature in the book; all deal with the idea of exile, the anguish of dislocation, and the longing for their homeland.
    16 February 2005
  • A Pale View of the Himalayas Review of ‘Songs from a Distance’ by Bhuchung D Sonam:
    The songs are sad and touching of course, but they are never depressing.
    17 February 2010


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