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#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Meet Reviewer Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor is on a years-long mission to read picture books from every country in the world. How’s that for ambition? Inspired by Ann Morgan, this busy writer, translator from French, and mother of two has: established the Planet Picture Book blog and social media pages in 2017 posted throughout #WorldKidLit Month here at GLLI … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Meet Reviewer Laura Taylor

A Brief Introduction to the History of Norwegian Literature

Jo Nesbø is probably the one you've heard about...here are some more authors to check out! We are, as I often say, the stories we tell about ourselves and each other. They form the foundation for how we see and understand the world, for how we relate to others and think about our surroundings. Literature … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to the History of Norwegian Literature

Norway – A Small Snow-Covered Country in the North

Norway is a small, snow-covered country in the far north of the world. I dare however say we punch above our weight class when it comes to making our mark on the world – both in terms of art and literature, and in terms of shaping the wider cultural and political landscape through institutions I’m … Continue reading Norway – A Small Snow-Covered Country in the North

Three poems of a legendary writer Tulasi Diwasa from Nepal

The first day of Nepali literature month started with the posting of three poems of poets Tulasi Diwasa, Usha Sherchan, and Govinda Giri Prerna. The first poem of the first day was of a legendary writer Tulasi Diwasa from Nepal. Today, the very last day of the Nepali Literature Month, I take an opportunity to … Continue reading Three poems of a legendary writer Tulasi Diwasa from Nepal

Three poets, three poems from Nepal: Komal Malla, Viplob Pratik, and Suresh Jung Shah

‘Come with your friends and beloved’ by Komal Malla Poet Komal Malla, the President of Nepalese Literature Development Council UK is one of the renowned Nepalese poets living in the UK. More than a dozen poetry books and song albums have already been published and currently, three more poetry books are in the press. Poet … Continue reading Three poets, three poems from Nepal: Komal Malla, Viplob Pratik, and Suresh Jung Shah

Featuring a few books from Nepal

A person kissed by the Moon  "...A Person Kissed by the Moon contains lines that resound long after you have set it aside for some mundane chore. The sound of voices echoes in your mind and even in translation, it carries the urgency of a Nepali appeal. There are words of a poet's place in the … Continue reading Featuring a few books from Nepal

‘I am hopeful that the market of Nepali literature will expand as new avenues have opened up’: An interview with writer Aswini Koirala

Today, my guest is writer Aswini Koirala from Nepal. Aswini Koirala started his writing career while pursuing journalism at the Kantipur Publications. His book ‘Uni’, written on women's issues, made the highest-selling record in Nepal in 2013. Three years later, a collection of short stories 'Zuckerberg Cafe' also became the best-selling book.  A novel by … Continue reading ‘I am hopeful that the market of Nepali literature will expand as new avenues have opened up’: An interview with writer Aswini Koirala

#WorldKidLitWednesday: Moletown

What price do we pay for progress? Moletown, a largely wordless book by German author/illustrator Torben Kuhlmann, encourages readers to ponder this question in some depth in a story set in a subterranean world of moles and machines. The machines are not there at the start, just one mole that lives under a ‘lush green … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Moletown