Bio

 

Nabin Kumar Chhetri graduated with a degree of M.St in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. Prior to that, he graduated with an M.Litt in The Novel from the University of Aberdeen. He is a member of Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Program and features as a poet in 

http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/profile-author/122275

Last year his poetry collection was published from The Red Mountain press(US). The book was also awarded The 2015 Discovery Award from the US.

http://blogs.conted.ox.ac.uk/mstcw/?p=944

           His poems have appeared in more than 70 national and international journal. His works have appeared in the USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Japan and India in Reunion: Dallas Review, Gutter, Ink Sweat and Tears, Apple Valley Review, New Writing, The Istanbul Review, Kyoto Journal, Poetry Scotland,Voices Israel, Irish Literary review, Nosside Poetry Anthology 2010 & 2011, Quest, The Kathmandu Post, Red Ochre Lit Journal, The American Aesthetic and Canon’s Mouth Poetry Journal. He currently lives in Aberdeen.

 

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Received Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding 2017/18
  • Received Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding 2016/17
  • Name included in the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Database
  • Poem selected for the Edinburgh Poetry Festival – 2017
  • Poem longlisted in the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Poetry Prize
  • Peter’s Foundation Award – 2014( University of Oxford)
  • Shortlisted for the Oxonian Review poetry prize 2015 – Oxford
  • Achieved distinction for the Poetry Portfolio(University of Oxford)
  • Discovery Award from The Red Mountain Press 2016(US)
  • Shortlisted for the Charles Pick Fellowship for Prose( University of East Anglia)
  • Won the Madder Than We Look – Write Minds competition( UK) – 2015
  • Chapbook deal from Rufus Books Canada. http://www.rufusbookspublishing.co.uk/
  • A Pamphlet Submission longlisted in Flarestack poets (UK). http://www.flarestackpoets.co.uk/
  • Represented the University of Oxford in the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2014
  • Nosside International Poetry Award, Italy(2014)
  • Nosside UNESCO Heritage Award( Italy 2011)
  • Scored highest marks in the group for a Critical essay – The Translation of Nepali Poetry (University of Oxford)

 

 

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

St. Peter’s Foundation Award – 2014

 

Discovery Award 2016

 

 

Longlisted for the Vice Chancellor Poetry Prize 2017

 

Madder Than We Look – Write Minds Poetry Competition -2015

 

Nosside International Poetry Prize – 2011

Nosside International Poetry Prize – 2010

 

Bharatpur  Municipality, Nepal

Awarded the St. Peter’s Foundation Award from Oxford University – 2014

 

Honoured by The Red Mountain Press, Santa Fe, US for the new collection ‘Bini-Memories of a Forgotten Country’

 

University of Canberra, Australia

 

 

Honoured by the Write Minds, Madder Than We Look Competition. (UK)

 

Awarded mention from the Nosside International Poetry Prize ( Italy) with Euro 600 and Plaque for the poem ‘Memory’

Awarded honorary mention from the Nosside International Poetry Prize ( Italy) for the poem ‘ My Father’s House ’

Honored by the Bharatpur Municipality on the 24th of February 1999 for the promotion of literary works.

Edizioni universm, Italy Awarded the Diploma “Gran Premio d’autore ” from Edizioni Universum, Italy on the 23rd of February 2001.
Miriam Felicia Lindberg Memorial Foundation, Israel Awarded and honored by 1998 Miriam Lindberg Israel Poetry for Peace Prize on the 26th of August 1998.

 

 

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