Canyon Sam

Canyon Sam is the author of Sky Train: Tibetan Women On the Edge of History (University of Washington Press, October 2009), winner of the 2010 PEN American Center’s Open Book Award. The Dalai Lama wrote the foreword for this groundbreaking book which provides the missing narrative of women in modern Tibetan history...

Film and Performance

The Dissident A film of the nationally acclaimed one-woman show written and performed by Canyon Sam, based on her travels and human rights work in Asia. A young Californian on a year-long solo backpack to her ancestral China finds her trip transformed into a journey of awakening after meeting a young Tibetan...

Writer and activist Canyon Sam

Writer and activist Canyon Sam uncovers the history of Tibet from the perspective of its women in a lyrical memoir that spans more than twenty years. Traveling on the newly opened, Beijing-to-Lhasa train in 2007 she crossed the Himalayas to find women from her earlier oral history project and stayed with the Tibetan...

Book Clubs are Reading “Sky Train”

“Books on Board” in San Jose, a book club begun twelve years ago, was the first book club to read Sky Train. Clubs across the country are reading...

Publisher’s Weekly

Publisher’s Weekly in early November offered this starred review of Sky Train on it’s website. “A remarkable book…Visceral and deeply felt….it deserves to be read by anyone interested in human rights and the untold stories of oppressed women...

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