HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: If you are ardent lover of books and have a dream of meeting your favourite authors personally, then the Ncell Nepal Literature Festival 2012 could be the perfect place for you to attend.
At a press meet held on September 13 at Hotel Everest it was informed that the festival will take place from September 20 to 23 at the Nepal Academy, Kamaladi.
This second edition of the literature festival will bring together over 100 eminent writers from Nepal and abroad. Nepali writers to take part in the festival include Abhi Subedi, Dhruba Chandra Gautam, Jagdish Ghimire, Chaitanya Mishra, Khagendra Sangraula and Bhuwan Dhungana. You can also meet authors from India — Sunil Gangopadhyay, Amish Tripathi, Advaita Kala, Indian-Nepali writers like Dr Kumar Pradhan and Mana Prasad Subba, among others.
Festival director Ajit Baral, festival advisor Hari Adhikari and corporate communication manager of Ncell Sanju Koirala were present at the press meet where Baral said, “The main aim of this festival is to honour the authors. Moreover, it also targets promoting and developing the literary scenario lessening the gap between authors and readers as readers will be able to meet the authors.”
Saying that the literary festival is “cultural identity of the country” Adhikari shared, “The festival will focus more on Nepali authors. And one can also be a part of a poetic seminar in the event.”
There will be various talk sessions on literature, art, music, sociology and economics in the four-day festival. “This year the topics for discourse are new and we have included sessions on children’s literature and diaspora literature as well,” Baral shared.
The festival is organised by The Bookworm Trust and is sponsored by Ncell.