I am a double Master’s holder, having degrees in both Book Publishing and English Literature. Before completing the former at Pace University in New York, I worked as a compiler and translator of Nepalese short stories back in my home country. A translator of over half a dozen books of short stories, my other translations include some of the most well-known international authors, including Franz Kafka and Ernest Hemingway.
Having fed my mind with the diversity of Nepali culture, I have always believed that multicultural, uniquely diverse, and immigrant stories have a lot to bring to the table for mainstream publishing. In this digital era, true diversity and innovative content are key for digital and print publishing alike.
I came to the United States a few years ago from the city of Pokhara in Nepal. I then set to work on obtaining my publishing degree from Pace University in New York, and got the chance to view the world of mainstream publishing up close. Moreover, my internship with a New York-based literary agency played a role in honing my interest and skills in publishing.
After taking a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, I started teaching English Literature to college students. At the same time, I also worked as a freelance translator, compiling and translating some of the best known Nepalese and international authors for publication. Some examples of this work includes a Nepali translation of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, and the short story collection Rebel. Besides translating and teaching, I have also done various jobs such as newspaper sub-editor and a translation consultant for a German INGO working in Nepal; all are related to writing and publishing.
Due to my own diverse cultural background, I often approach publishing from a translator’s perspective, or the perspective of someone from a distinct cultural background that may not be particularly well-represented in publishing. Please feel free to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for my newsletter, to get all the latest updates on my articles about publishing.