Ajit Baral

Ajit BARAL (fiction writer, nonfiction writer; Nepal) runs a publishing house and a bookstore in Kathmandu. He has published Interviews Across Time and Space (2007), a collection of conversations with international writers, and The Lazy Conman and Other Stories: Folktales from Nepal (2009); he is also the co-editor of the short story collection New Nepal, New Voices (2008) and co-author of By the Way: Travels through Nepal's Conflict (2008). Until recently, Baral was the coordinator of the literary supplement Akshar of Nagarik Daily. His writings appear in national journals, international magazines and book volumes. He currently runs an independent bookstore, Bookworm, and is the founder and managing editor of a Kathmandu-based publishing house, FinePrint, and the festival director of Nepal's first ever international literature festival, Nepal Literature Festival.