Saturday, April 25, 2009
Joshi takes centre stage
Himalayan Readers Bookclub (HRB)' with support of Learning Zone members of British Council discussed Sushma Joshi's collection of short stories "The End of the World" on April 25, Saturday, at British Council, Lainchour.
It was a monthly roundtable discussion which HRB organises at the same venue. This time along with 24 participants, Prof. Sanjeev Uprety (author, Ghannachakkar) and another author Sheeba Sivangini Shah commented on Sushma's writing. During the programme Sushma was delighted to see young readers engaged in literature reading and writing. She expressed her hope to see lots of writing from group members.
Commenting on Sushma's writing, Uprety said, "Sushma's stories are excellent pieces of social realism. Her descriptions are vivid, dialogues sharp and the narratives well constructed. Her stories depict sadness, poverty, hunger and other tragic aspects of life. But they are written with lots of humour. The mixture of the serious and the tragic, of light humour and the undertone of serious issues is the main strength of her writing."
Seebha S Shah thanked HRB for their efforts at bridging the gap between the authors and readers. All participants took part in the programme with great enthusiasm.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Quixote's Cove is conducting a book tour for Sushma Joshi's new book, a short story compilation entitled, "The End of the World." The book tour shall start on the 23rd of April 2009 and will go on till the 30th of April 2009. During the tour, Sushma will be reading extracts from her book at 10 different venues around Kathmandu Valley.
Sushma Joshi has also published a book, “Art Matters”, on Nepali Artin the present age. She co-edited “New Nepal, New Voices”, an anthology of short stories published by Rupa in 2008. She also contributes to “The Global and the Local”, a weekly op-ed column for the Kathmandu Post, a national daily.
We invite you to participate in this book tour and attend the readings.
Venue: Quixote's Cove
Time: 5:30 pm
Date: Thursday, 23rd April 2009
Book Tour Schedule:
23rd April - Book Tour Launch at Quixote's Cove, New Orleans, 5.30 pm
24th April - WWF Nepal, 3.30 - 5 pm (for staff only)
25th April - British Council 1 - 3 pm (for members only) & Public Reading at Kathmandu Guest House, 5 pm
26th April - Nepal Investment Bank Limited, 4.30 pm (for staff only)
27th April - Beed Management and Himal Media, 4 pm (for staff only)
28th April - USEF Nepal, 3.30 pm (for students only)
30th April - Kathmandu University - School of Arts, 12 pm (for students only) & Public Reading at Kaiser Library, 3.30pm