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Tsering Yangzom Lama and TRAS

February 02nd, 2023

Join the Trans-Himalayan Aid Society (TRAS), which was started by George Woodcock in 1962, in a conversation with author Tsering Yangzom Lama (at right) at a Zoom event on February 27 at 7 pm PST.

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.


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 (McClelland & Stewart $24.95) 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.


Recognition for We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies:

The Giller Prize Shortlist
Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Longlist
Toronto Book Award Longlist
Washington Post 10 Noteworthy Books for May, 2022
Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction Debuts, 2022
New York Times Book Review Summer Reads Pick
Poets & Writers First Fiction 2022
The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2022
Ms. Magazine Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2022
Bustle The Most Anticipated Books of May, 2022
Publishers Weekly Writers to Watch
CBC Books Writers to Watch
Odyssey Bookshop First Editions Club May, 2022
Harvard Book Store First Editions Club June, 2022
The Ruby Authors of Color Book Club June, 2022

Tsering Yangzom Lama at the Giller Prizes gala.

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