‘Sherpa’ by Nepali authors published in ItalianThe book has been praised for its rare firsthand accounts of mountain tales from the Sherpas.
In less than one year after being published in English, the internationally renowned non-fiction book by Nepali authors Pradeep Bashyal and Ankit Babu Adhikari, titled “Sherpa: Stories of Life and Death from the Forgotten Guardians of Everest,” has now been released in Italian. The Italian version has a new title, “Sherpa: I Custodi Dell’Everest” (Sherpa: Keepers of Everest). The translation was done by Clara Mazzi for Corbaccio, a publisher based in Milan.
The book, initially published in July 2022, secured a deal with Cassel, an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group under the flagship of Hachette UK. Along with Nepal, it is available in hardcover, paperback, audio, and Kindle editions in 70 countries.
When asked about the new Italian edition, authors Bashyal and Adhikari expressed their excitement, stating, “We are thrilled that our book reaches readers across different languages. Italians have always been close to the mountains in Nepal and worldwide. We are glad that Italian became the second tongue for the book.”
Since its publication, reviewers worldwide have praised the book as a rare firsthand account of mountain tales from the Sherpa people themselves. The authors extensively talked to Sherpa communities in Nepal and India, aiming to provide readers with an intimate understanding of the Sherpas’ lives and experiences. The book shares stories about the most notable Sherpas of the past 50 years, particularly those connected to Mount Everest.