Narayan Wagle

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Narayan Wagle (नारायण वाग्ले) is a Nepali journalist and novelist. He was the editor of Kantipur Daily, one of Nepal's largest circulating newspapers, until 2008,[1] and was the editor of Nagarik News until May 18, 2012.[2] Wagle's novel Palpasa Cafe won a Madan Puraskar award.


Palpasa Cafe was Wagle's first book, published in Nepali in 2005, and subsequently translated into English, Korean and French. It tells the story of an artist, Drishya, who goes trekking into the Nepali countryside in the midst of the Nepalese Civil War. It was a best seller and was acclaimed for bringing the realities of the Nepalese Civil War to the public in a way journalism had failed to.[3]

Mayur Times was Wagle's second book, published in Nepali in 2010. It also has themes dealing with the Nepali Civil War but is set after the war. It is a fictional narration of how journalists are caught in the crossfire, written from the perspective of a small-town newspaper in the terai region of Nepal. Like its predecessor, Mayur Times sold moderately in Nepal[4] but met with mixed reviews.

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  1. ^ "New editors in Kantiupr Kathmandu Post and Nepal Mazazine". Archived from the original on 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  2. ^ "My Republica". Archived from the original on 2013-10-16.
  3. ^ Kunda Dixit (15 July 2005). "Fiction more real than fact". Nepali Times.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)