Jebin Gautam wins Writing Nepal 2019

La.lit | December 23, 2019

Jebin Gautam’s ‘The Last Morning Rendezvous’, a story of a woman navigating a specious relationship, won first place in the fourth edition of Writing Nepal: A Short Story Contest. In a glimmering award ceremony at Hotel Shanker this afternoon, judge Samrat Upadhayay announced three winners, following a talk touching on the strengths of each of the eight short-listed stories. Excerpt from each story were read out to an audience eager to pose questions, stirred to curiosity by the panel discussion among the writers on the their story-telling disciplines and their inspirations.

We’d like to congratulate the winners, who are:

1st place: Jebin Gautam, with ‘The Last Morning Rendezvous’.

2nd place: the moniker (malashree) with ‘The Poet’s Daughter’.

3rd place: Neha Rayamajhi with ‘Lanka to Ayodhya’.

Honorable Mentions:

Stuti Sharma, with ‘Barula’.

Pritisha Shrestha, with ‘Red Alaa’.

Surath Giri, with ‘The Rebel Barber’.

Kumar Sharma, with ‘A Temporary Matter’.

Yutsha Dahal, with ‘Come Red’.

We’d like to thank all the participants of Writing Nepal 2019, and thank Samrat Upadhyay for judging the competition. Thank you to Malpi Institute for hosting the award ceremony. The winning stories will be up soon!

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