Arun Budhathoki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Arun Budhathoki
Born (1986-09-19) September 19, 1986 (age 31)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Alma mater

Arun Budhathoki (Nepali: अरुण बुढाथोकी) (born Sept 19, 1986), is a Nepali poet, fiction writer and journalist from Kathmandu, Nepal. He did his undergraduate studies in Nizam College, Hyderabad, India and pursued master's degree in the University of Northampton, England. He has written six books so far. Because of his nomadic nature, he likes travelling around.[1]

Arun is the founder of Nepal Tribune Media and founding edtior of Kathmandu Tribune. He has written articles for India Today, The Huffington Post (India),[2] Daily O, The Citizen (India), Republica, The Kathmandu Post and Anna Note. He is the Nepal Editor for The Citizen (India).[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Budhathoki was born and grew up in Kathmandu. He has an MA in International Relations from the University of Northampton.[1]


Edge,[5] his first poetry book was published on 2011 and launched on January 24, 2012 by Nepali poet Yuyutsu Sharma,[6] novella The Lost Boys of Kathmandu as ebook format in on May 30, 2012[7] and Poems on Sikkim.[8] Edge was favorably reviewed by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.[9][10] His poems have appeared in The Kathmandu Post,[11][12] The Weather Report,[13] and poems selected and published in Journeys[14] (anthologies by Sampad), Happy Birthday to Me[15] (anthology by The Asian Writer) and Inspired by Tagore.[16] He's also regularly featured in MadSwirl[17] and is the founder for The Applicant,[18][19] which was an online magazine. He was interviewed by República about getting published in Nepal.[20] His poetry book Prisoner of an iPad is released.[21][22] His poems have been published in various journals.[23][24][25][26] He is a contributor to The Brunswickan.[27]

Arun attended the Sharjah International Book Fair in November 2015.[28]

Published works[edit]

  • Edge
  • Poems on Sikkim
  • Prisoner of an iPad
  • The Lost Boys of Kathmandu
  • Second In Love[29]
  • Going Home: Short Stories

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Budhathoki, Arun. "Interview With Writer Arun Budhathoki (Daniel Song)". Words with Writers. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arun Budhathoki". Huffington Post India. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  3. ^ "The Citizen - India's first independent online newspaper in English". The Citizen. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  4. ^ "The Team". The Citizen. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  5. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2011). Edge. ISBN 978-8182532403. 
  6. ^ Himalayan News Service (2012-01-24). "Evoking emotions through poetry". The Himalayan Times. 
  7. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2012). The Lost Boys of Kathmandu (ebook). Amazon Digital Services, Inc. p. 43. 
  8. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2012). Poems on Sikkim (ebook). Amazon Digital Services, Inc. p. 37. 
  9. ^ A Voice from the Edge
  10. ^ Tsang, Michael (June 2012). "A Voice from the Edge". Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (17). Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "Poetic License". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "Muse". Happy Nomads. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  13. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "Weather Report". SAMPAD UK. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  14. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2010). Journeys: A Collection of Short Stories and Poems from Around the World. Sampad South Asian Arts. p. 163. ISBN 0956541623. 
  15. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2010). Happy Birthday to Me: A Collection of Contemporary Asian Writing. Dahlia Publishing. p. 224. ISBN 0956696708. 
  16. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2012). Inspired by Tagore. Sampad South Asian Arts. p. 392. ISBN 0956541631. 
  17. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "Poems". MadSwirl. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Applicant, The. "Behind the Scenes". The Applicant. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  19. ^ Tripathi, Nikita (2013-01-09). "Telltales of online invasion". Republica. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  20. ^ Rai, Pramila (2012-09-27). "Published in Nepal". Republica. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  21. ^ Publications, Nirala. "Prisoner of an iPad". Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  22. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2014). Prisoner of an iPad: New Poems. New Delhi: Nirala Series. p. 61. ISBN 8182500575. 
  23. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2013-01-03). "Melamchi: A Fairy Tale". NorthEast Review (3). Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  24. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "Dark Ages". Driftwood Bay. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  25. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "TRAVELLING IN TUKTUK". NNATAN. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  26. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (2013-04-13). "The Fountain, The Japanese Book, First Rain". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  27. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "Author at The Brunswikcan". The Brunswickan. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  28. ^ Budhathoki, Arun. "Guest". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  29. ^ Budhathoki, Arun (May 30, 2014). Second In Love. ISBN 9781312232341. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

External links[edit]