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Thapa was born in Nepal and grew up in Canada and the United States. She is the author of six books including a work of literary reportage, Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy and the novel Seasons of Flight. At Berton House during her October to December residency she worked on a novel “with a Canadian protagonist who was adopted, as an infant, from Nepal.”

Program History

Writer in Residence

Berton House Writers' Retreat