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House of Snow
11 Aug 2016 * EBOOK * £8.99 * 9781784974572

A collection of stories, poems and articles about Nepal covering the length and breadth of this enchanting nation and its people.

Non Fiction / DQ (Anthologies)
Extent: 592 pages
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House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepaledited by Ellen Parnavelas, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes, introduction by Ed Douglas

A ground-breaking collection of stories, poems and articles about Nepal covering the length and breadth of this enchanting nation and its people.

'If you want a book in English that tells you about Nepalese thinking, and gives a taste of the country's contemporary literature, you could hardly do better than House of Snow' Daily Telegraph
'One of the finest books I have read this year' Nudge Books
'A well-curated sliver of works that highlight the richness and variety of Nepal's literary contribution' Kathmandu Post

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, Lakshmīprāsad Devkoṭā 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.

Ellen Parnavelas is a publisher and editor specialising in illustrated and narrative non-fiction books. She has worked for Phaidon Press, Bloomsbury, Head of Zeus and Goldsmiths Press.

With a foreword by Ranulph Fiennes.

A new, deluxe flexibound edition for 2022.

Part of HoZ's bestselling anthology collection.

MARKET: Jon Krakauer; Michael Palin; Dervla Murphy.


'Even as destruction and difficulty run as an unbroken thread through the more than 500 pages of this extraordinary anthology, so too do immense courage and forbearance' TLS

'One of the finest books I have read this year. It contains diverse, eye-opening and very good reading across both fact and fiction' Nudge Book

'If you want a book in English that tells you about Nepalese thinking, and gives a taste of the country's contemporary literature, you could hardly do better than House of Snow' Daily Telegraph

'A great collection' Adventure Travel

'A well-curated sliver of works that highlight the richness and variety of Nepal's literary contribution' Kathmandu Post

'House of Snow [corrals] some fabulous literature on Nepal' Wanderlust

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