One of the biggest gatherings in Nepal of internal as well as international writers—Ncell Nepal Literature Festival—was recently concluded in Kathmandu. Renowned writers from both within the nation and abroad took part in the most happening literary event of the year.
The second edition of the Ncell Nepal Literature Festival 2012 was organized by The Bookworm Trust from September 20 to 23 in the premises of the Nepal Academy at Kamaladi, Kathmandu.
Some 100 well-known writers from Nepal and abroad participated in the literary festival. Nepali writers Abhi Subedi, Dhruba Chandra Gautam, Jagdish Ghimire, Chaitanya Mishra, Khagendra Sangraula and Bhuwan Dhungana took part in the event.
"We have been organizing various programs to further the much needed literary discourse in Nepal. This Festival is an extension of such efforts. We believe that this Festival will play a vital role in the development of our literature and reading culture," said the Festival Director, Ajit Baral.
International authors who arrived Nepal to take part in the event included the revered Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay, the bestselling Amish Tripathi and Advaita Kala, the Indian-Nepali writers Dr. Kumar Pradhan and Mana Prasad Subba, who is also a Sahitya Academy winner.
According to Baral, the participation in the festival was very overwhelming and they received a much larger audience than expected.
The 2nd edition of the Ncell Nepal Literature Festival turned out to be a huge success just like the first edition.