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