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

Three poets, three poems from Nepal: Dr Dubasu Chettri, Bhupendra Khadka and Bhupeen

Today, I am presenting poems of Dr. Dubasu Chettri, Bhupendra Khadka, and Bhupeen. 'Third eye' by Dr. Dubasu Chettri Dr. Dubasu Chettri (Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi) is an ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom, Malta, and Ireland and is a permanent representative of Nepal to the IMO, WEC, ICO & ITC. He is the … Continue reading Three poets, three poems from Nepal: Dr Dubasu Chettri, Bhupendra Khadka and Bhupeen

A reader’s perspective: ‘A sneak peek into Nepali English writing’ by Uday Adhikari

Today, I have a blog by Uday Adhikari. Uday Adhikari is a voracious reader, analyst, literature lover and a person who is always eager to share his knowledge and wisdom to literature lovers and alike within his country (Nepal) and abroad. A sneak peek into Nepali English writing – Uday Adhikari Tracing back the history … Continue reading A reader’s perspective: ‘A sneak peek into Nepali English writing’ by Uday Adhikari

‘Our writing quality will be rightly tested only when it reaches the global market’: An interview with writer Nayan Raj Pandey

Today, I am talking to Nayan Raj Pandey, a popular Nepali novelist, short-story and screenplay writer who is famous for his figurative portrayal of contemporary Nepali society in his writing. Born in Kathmandu’s Pyukha Tole, Nayan Raj Pandey spent most of his childhood and youth years in the Terai, southern plain of Nepal. His literary works, … Continue reading ‘Our writing quality will be rightly tested only when it reaches the global market’: An interview with writer Nayan Raj Pandey