Author(s): Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE
In 2015, Sagarmatha frowned. Tectonic plates moved. A deadly earthquake devastated Nepal. In the wake of disaster, House of Snow brings together over 50 excerpts of fiction and non-fiction celebrating the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this fascinating country. Here are explorers and mountaineers, poets and political journalists, national treasures and international celebrities. Featuring a diverse cast of writers such as Michael Palin and Jon Krakauer, Lakshmiprasad Devkota and Lil Bahadur Chettri - all hand-picked by well-known authors and scholars of Nepali literature including Samrat Upadhyay, Michael Hutt, Isabella Tree and Thomas Bell. House of Snow is the biggest, most comprehensive and most beautiful collection of writing about Nepal in print. All profits from the sales of this book will be donated to the Pahar Trust Nepal to fund earthquake relief projects.
Samrat Upadhyay is a Nepali fiction author and Professor of Creative Writing at Indiana University. Thomas Bell is a non-fiction author and journalist. He covered the civil war in Nepal for the Daily Telegraph and The Economist. Isabella Tree is a travel writer, biographer and journalist. Her book Living Goddess was published by Penguin. Michael Hutt is Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies at SOAS.