Tenzin Tsundue was born to a Tibetan refugee family in India. He is a Tibetan writer and activist. The author of four books of poetry and stories, he won the first ever Picador-Outlook Non-Fiction Contest in 2002. He is now working on his fifth book, a book of Tibetan refugee stories. Tsundue wears a red bandana as a symbol of his childhood pledge that he would work every single day until Tibet regains its independence. Some of his writings are being taught as text in following universities: The University of Madras, Loyola College (Chennai), Emory University (Atlanta, USA), and University of Delhi. He has designed several creative writing workshops and has been invited as a guest speaker at many national and international literary festivals.