Tashi Dawa was born in Tibet in 1959. He began his career as a stage designer at Tibetan Play Troupe in 1972; later he became a playwright for the same company. In 1985, he became a professional writer for the Tibetan Writers Association. He is currently a member of the Chairman Committee of the China's Writers Association, and the Chairman of the Tibetan Writers Association and Vice Chairman of the Tibetan Cultural Union. He has received numerous literary awards for his short stories and his writing has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch and Czech. He has been published in France, Japan, and Italy.