Manjushree Thapa

Manjushree Thapa is one of South Asia’s best-known writers. She is the author of two novels, Seasons of Flight and The Tutor of History; a collection of short stories, Tilled Earth; and three books of non-fiction, A Boy from Siklis: The Life and Times of Chandra Gurung, Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy and Mustang Bhot in Fragments. She has also compiled and translated The Country is Yours, a collection of stories and poems by forty-nine Nepali writers.

Manjushree Thapa divides her time between Kathmandu and Toronto.

Favourite works


I follow the work of many writers very closely. Virginia Woolf has been of particular influence. Some contemporary works that I keep returning to are Don Delillo’s Mao II, Mahasweta Devi’s Old Women(translated by Gayatri Spivak), Michael Ondaatje’sComing..



Walking and trekking. Looking at visual art. Taking photographs. Observing. Meditating. Wondering.

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