KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepal's first international literary festival drew authors from around the world and hundreds of booklovers to the historic city of Patan. The three-day Kathmandu Literary Jatra featured best-selling British historian William Dalrymple, Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif and Tarun J. Tejpal, editor of the investigative Indian news weekly Tehelka. "The excitement for Jatra was phenomenal. Many students and those who love literature flocked to the historic venue," festival director Suvani Singh told AFP. The highlights of the multilingual event included poetry recitals and conversations with big-name authors.