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March, 2012:

Interview with novelist Takbum Gyal

There are only a few popular novelists in Tibet and Takbum Gyal is one of them. Many of his short stories and novellas have been published in Tibetan literary magazines. He also published a novel called “The Silent Grassland” a few years before. He is now writing a novel called “Decline” and a collection of short stories called “The Winter Without Snow.” His short story collection “The Song of Life” received the 2011 Minority Literary Award in Beijing and was translated into Chinese by film-maker and writer Pema Tseden. We translated this interview excerpt from the Gendun Chophel website. (more…)

Having your tongue pulled out of your mouth

The website Sangdhor.com plays an active part in the online Tibetan literary world and there have been a number of literary debates on this website. Many writers also keep their personal blog on Sangdhor, including Mila Tsitsi, whose writings are much favored by other writers. Mila Tsitsi is the penname for a writer whose writings are direct, transparent and frank about the issues surrounding him. So far he has published 25 pieces, received 287 comments and been viewed more than 17,840 times. (more…)