Palpasa Café now from Delhi and Seoul

28 Mar 2010

Best selling novel – Narayan Wagle’s Palpasa Café is all set to go international. It is soon to be published from Delhi and Seoul.

Published in 2005, Palpasa Café is credited for being the best selling Nepali book of modern times. It had also won the most prestigious literary awards in the year of its publication which includes, the Madan Purashkar and Akhyan Puraskar.

The English translation of Palpasa Café was published and released by nepa~laya in 2008. Since then, it has also remained among the most sold translated literature in Nepal.

The English edition of the book has now been sublicensed for the Indian subcontinent excluding Nepal to Delhi based Random House. It is also being translated and published in Korean language by Seoul based, The Forest of Literature. The Forest of Literature also holds rights of Palpasa Café for the North-east Asian market. Publication nepa~laya will continue publishing the Nepali and English editions for Nepal.

“We have been trying to promote Palpasa Café Internationally since a long time. We are extremely glad to share this news that we have formally entered into contract with Random House India for the Indian subcontinent excluding Nepal, and The Forest of Literature for North-east Asia,” shares Kiran Krishna Shrestha of publication nepa~laya.