Nepal Association of Northern California

NANC Kurakani Series
invites you to Kurakani reception with

Samrat Upadhyay

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
(Dinner to follow the event at Ming's, Palo Alto - Directions)
Venue: Toyon Hall, Stanford University
Directions: Stanford University Maps, Yahoo! Maps

Limited seating.
RSVP required by Tues, Feb 11, 2003 to secure seat.

Hailed as the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West, Samrat Upadhyay recently came out with his new novel, The Guru of Love. Samrat was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, came to the United States at age twenty-one, and earned his PhD in English from the University of Hawaii. His fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, has been read by Leonard Nimoy at Selected Shorts, and has been aired nationwide on National Public Radio. Upadhyay's first book, Arresting God in Kathmandu, earned him a 2001 Whiting Award. Upadhyay lives with his wife and daughter near Cleveland, where he teaches at Baldwin-Wallace College.

Reviews: San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, New York Times

For more information, please contact the organizing team -
Amrit Pant, Diwas KC, Looja Tuladhar, Sonam Sherpa, Sujit Thapa at

A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, San Francisco -
Talk/Signing, Thurs 2/13 7 PM