The book, originally written in Nepalese, was translated to Sinhala by senior journalist Sunanda Deshapriya. This is also the first Nepalese book translated to Sinhala.
This event is an initiative of the ‘Nelumyaya’ collective.
Palpasa Cafe tells the story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil War. It is a story of war, love and human rights.
The book, which is the maiden publication of Wagle, became a best-seller in Nepal, creating a sales record for a Nepali book of 25,000 copies in the first year.