Rachna Books to host conversation with Naga storyteller

Gangtok, 12 Nov:

Easterine Kire, a storyteller and a prolific writer who is also the winner of winner of Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Tata Literature Live Award, and The Hindu Prize, will be in conversation with Sikkim’s bureaucrat-poet Tashi Chophel at Rachna Books here at Development Area on 13 November. The session begins at 5:23 PM:)

Easterine Kire is a poet, novelist, short-story writer and writer of children’s books.

Her first novel, A Naga Village Remembered, was also the first Naga novel in English to be published. Her other books include Mari (HarperCollins India), Bitter Wormwood, A Terrible Matriarchy, When the River Sleeps (Zubaan Books), Son of the Thundercloud, Don't Run My Love, Sky Is My Father (Speaking Tiger Books), The Rain–Maiden and the Bear–Man – and Other Stories (University of Chicago Press).

Her poetry and books have been translated to German, Croatian, Uzbek, Norwegian and Nepali. In 2011 she was awarded the Governor’s Medal for excellence in Naga literature.

She is currently based in Northern Norway where she concentrates on her writing, and performs jazz poetry with her band, Jazzpoesi.

Tashi Chophel is a former journalist, now bureaucrat and one of Sikkim's finest poets in English language.

This promises to be an interesting conversation to attend.

The event will be followed by autograph session at Café Fiction. Guests will have to buy a copy of the book or alternately register for Rs.99/- at the door.