Khem Aryal was born in Palpa, Nepal. He writes poetry and fiction. His first collection of English poems, Kathmandu Saga and Other Poems, was published in 2004 and his short stories have been published in various publications. He held the position of president of Society of Nepali Writers in English from 2001 to 2007 and co-edited the Society?۪s literary publication, Of Nepalese Clay. He is currently doing PhD in English in the US.