Sara Lundberg in Kathmandu

Swedish illustrator and writer Sara Lundberg was in Kathmandu last week to hold an interaction programme with Kathalaya, the only organization working with children’s literature in Nepal. Lundberg debuted as a writer-illustrator with Vita Streck (see illustration below) in 2009, the story of a young girl who controls traffic by drawing white lines on roads. She [...]

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Translation Workshop

The International Writing Program and La.Lit’s Translation Workshops

As part of Silk Routes: Heritage, Trade, and Practice a project managed by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, La.Lit is happy to announce a call for applications for writers and translators in Nepal who can work from Nepali or other regional languages into English or vice-versa. Interested writers and translators are [...]

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Surendra Lawoti
Image: Surendra Lawoti

The Patchwork Man

1.   I knew a man who was made from echoes of all the men I knew before him.   He thought it was fate, and as I lay for the first time with my head in the familiar groove between his shoulder and chest, I let him marvel at how well I understood him. [...]

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The Kings Harvest

A Bountiful First Harvest

Shrestha’s novellas contain a thoughtful architecture beneath their chaotic surface. There is humor there, and also a deeply felt, indelible sadness.

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For 24 hours in Kathmandu, an artist becomes art

  • Text: Niranjan Kunwar / Photos: Kashish Das Shrestha
  • Sunday, November 9, 2014
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It was Sunday, the ninth day of November, a little past 3 pm, the kind of afternoon that reminded me of a drop of honey – shiny and sweet. As I made my way from Jamal to Durbar Marg, everything sparkled – helmets, windowpanes, even the street. Now and again I felt the breeze flowing [...]

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