Meet the Author
Meet the Distinguished American Poet
Austell will read from his books, Little Creek. & Other Poems and Garuda & Other Poems of Astral Plains and his forthcoming ambitious book, The Tin Man based on the enigmatic biblical character of St. Joseph of Armathea.
Nirdoshharuko Nyay, a volume of Austell’s poetry translated into Nepali by Yuyutsu Sharma will be launched.
Some noted Nepalese Poets will also read.
Date: 7 November, 2014, Friday
Time : 3 pm
Venue: Nepal Bar Association Hall,
Ram Shah Path,
Next to Supreme Court, Kathmandu
White Lotus Book Shop,
Kupondole, Lalitpur, Kathmandu
RSVP: 5520248, 9803171925
About David Austell
Raised in Concord, North Carolina (United States), and educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, David Austell studied English Literature at the bachelors and masters levels at UNC where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education (his dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, having focused on Chinese students in the United States).
The love of poetry grows from deep roots, and in David’s case from his parents: his mother who sent poetry, sacred and secular, to him all through college with her letters, and his father who read Shakespeare and Coleridge to him as a child.
David’s first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press. His second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. In 2013, Nirala reissued Little Creek in a revised paperback volume. His fourth book, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2015.
Dr. David B. Austell is the Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University in New York City. David was previously the Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City for seven years, where he was also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct).
David is also a musician, and he lives in Brooklyn, with his college sweetheart, Amanda. The Austell’s have two daughters.