Sunday, June 28, 2015

Arun Budhathoki (Nepali: अरुण बुढाथोकी) (born Sept 19, 1986), also known as Daniel Song, is a Nepali poet and fiction writer from Kathmandu, Nepal. He did his undergraduate studies in Nizam College, Hyderabad, India and pursued master's degree in the University of Northampton, England. He has written five books so far. Because of his nomadic nature, he likes travelling around. At present he lives in Fredericton, Canada.

Early life and education

Budhathoki was born and grew up in Kathmandu. He has an MA in International Relations from the University of Northampton. He's pursuing MPhil in Policy Studies at University of New Brunswick.


Edge, his first poetry book was published on 2011 and launched on January 24, 2012 by renowned Nepali poet Yuyutsu Sharma, novella The Lost Boys of Kathmandu as ebook format in on May 30, 2012 and Poems on Sikkim. Edge was favorably reviewed by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. His poems have appeared in The Kathmandu Post, The Weather Report, and poems selected and published in Journeys (anthologies by Sampad), Happy Birthday to Me (anthology by The Asian Writer) and Inspired by Tagore. He's also regularly featured in MadSwirl and is the founder for The Applicant, an online magazine. He was interviewed by República about getting published in Nepal. His poetry book Prisoner of an iPad is released. His poems have been published in various journals. He is a contributor to The Brunswickan.

Published works


  • Edge
  • Poems on Sikkim
  • Prisoner of an iPad


  • The Lost Boys of Kathmandu
  • Second In Love

See also

  • Nepali literature


External links

  • Books, Amazon* Edge, Flipkart
  • Looking In: Perspectives by Arun Budhathoki, Here Comes the Riot

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