La.Lit speaks!

La.Lit | November 11, 2020

Homebound yet bound to each other, shut off from the world yet glimpsing others in the pages of books, La.Lit’s floating pool of editors cross borders and genres for our monthly La.Lit podcasts.

Episode 8 of the La.Lit podcast is live and kicking! In this episode of the La.Lit podcast, assistant editors Itisha Giri and Niranjan Kunwar discuss Niranjan’s book “Between Queens and the Cities” published by Fine Print Books.

You can order your copy of the book via Thuprai and Kitab Yatra, and via for those outside Nepal.

In our seventh episode, contributing editor Shlesha Thapaliya reflects upon her autumnal jaunts through the lanes of London as she introduces assistant editor Prawin Adhikari’s description of the things he sees on solitary walks along the Bagmati in Kathmandu as he ponders if it is possible to walk closer to our waiting selves.

In our sixth episode, ‘La.Lit Reads Samyak Shertok’, La.Lit’s editors Pranaya Rana and Rajani Thapa read and dissect the winning story from the first Writing Nepal competition, “Let the Rain Come Down,” by Samyak Shertok. What works, what doesn’t, and what makes it a story worth reading.

In our fifth episode, ‘Lost and Found’, the first of a series of La.Lit podcasts on translation, editors Niranjan Kunwar and Rabi Thapa meet an adventurous literary uncle, add and subtract from the original, and consider whether the heart’s hills slip and slide or merely sink.

In our fourth episode, contributing editors Rajani Thapa and Shlesha Thapaliya talk about the complexity of food, beyond what’s on your plate.

In our third episode, contributing editor Rajani Thapa muses about reading Hilary Mantel, and the moral anguish surrounding incidents of caste and racial violence. La.Lit assistant editor Prawin Adhikari discusses his reading through the lockdown, along with the writing that he wishes he could have done.

In the second episode, from their home above the La.Lit office in Jawalakhel, publisher Suvani Singh and La.Lit assistant editor Pranab Man Singh discuss the contrast between two separate experiences of isolation, graphic novels, Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki manga and a solitary blue whale whose utterances perhaps his peers can’t hear or understand in this episode, Tuning In.

In the first episode of the podcast, from Madrid and London, editors Itisha Giri and Rabi Thapa ruminate on what others have had to say about the societies we choose to live in, the food we eat, and our journeys through isolation. From Coetzee to Plath, through poetry and graphic novels, here’s Tunnel Vision to colour your days.

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