Gopilal Acharya is a freelance journalist. He is the author of Bhutanese Folktales (From the South and the East) and Dancing to Death (a collection of poems). The manuscript of his debut novel With a Stone in My Heart was longlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize. He is a contributor to the Asia Literary Review and Himal Southasian. His journalistic works have appeared in The Straits Times, The Telegraph, Kuensel, Druk Journal, and The Third Pole.