IME Nepal Literature Festival
The only international literary festival in the country to run for eight consecutive editions, the IME Nepal Literature Festival is a playground for authors, thinkers and literature connoisseurs.
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AMITABHA BAGCHI WINS THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE 2019

16th December, Pokhara, Nepal:  Amitabha Bagchi’s  brilliant novel “Half The Night Is Gone” has won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019. The announcement was made at a special Award Ceremony at the IME Nepal Literature Festival today in the picturesque city of Pokhara. Honorable Mr Pradeep Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, along with Surina Narula, co-founder of the DSC Prize presented the winner’s trophy to Amitabha Bagchi in an event attended by...

Annual Literary Fiesta Enthralls Visitors in Pokhara – and around the World

December 16, 2019 (Pokhara): The last day of the IME Nepal Literature Festival witnessed a great turnout as visitors arrived to add their opinions and voices to a multitude of issues. The day was packed with 10 sessions, and a literature-themed visit. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be awarded during the eleventh session today. “We had the highest number of international participants and panelists this year, and an equally high number of debuting...

Vibrant Conversations, Passionate Debates, and Enthusiastic Book Lovers

December 15, 2019 (Pokhara): The third day of the IME Nepal Literature Festival (NLF) hosted eleven sessions ranging from writing, creative processes and translation to entrepreneurship, political leadership, and the Nepal of tomorrow. Visitors crossed a thousand, as they came in to interact with speakers, purchase books and attend book signings and launches.  Session 1 (Kabi Shiromani Lekhnath Hall) The day began with a spirited debate on the future of political leadership in Nepal – who will...

Second Day of IME Nepal Literature Festival 2019 Kicks Up a Storm

December 13, 2019 (Pokhara): On the second day of the IME Nepal Literature Festival (NLF) 2019, hundreds of visitors from Pokhara and far beyond turned up for a taste of the literary environment. With twelve sessions ranging from book launches to conversations with sportspersons, and debates on geo-politics to the changing face of folk music, the diverse experiences had visitors enthralled. Said Prakash Aryal, who came to the event specially from Kathmandu, “I think this celebration...

IME Nepal Literature Festival 2019 Off to a Great Start

December 13, 2019 (Pokhara): The first day of the eighth edition of IME Nepal Literature Festival saw a considerable footfall despite turbulent weather conditions. Visitors thronged the venue to listen in on erudite conversations and meet their favorite authors and intellectuals.   After the inaugural session that ended with a keynote speech by Civil Society Leader Dr. Devendra Raj Panday on ‘Democratic Development and Public Accountability’, six other sessions ranged from literature to tourism to gender equality and federalism....

Eighth Edition of IME Nepal Literature Festival Promises to Serenade Pokhara

December 10, 2019 (Pokhara): The eighth edition of IME Nepal Literature Festival (NLF), organized by the Bookworm Foundation and Random Readers’ Society, is all ready to mesmerize the Lake City of Pokhara from December 13 to 16. For four days, the festival will bring together, by the Phewa lakeside, a dozen international speakers and over 70 national writers, artists, thinkers and public personalities for a celebration of words and ideas.  The Chief Guest of the event...