Kathmandu, is a Canadian essayist, fiction writer, translator and editor of Nepali descent. Manjushree was born to former governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Dr. Bhekh Bahadur Thapa and Dr.
Rita Thapa, a public health specialist. Her elder sister Tejshree Thapa resides in Belgium. She has two nephews Barun and Siddhanta, children of her late brother Bhaskar Thapa and Sumira Thapa. Manjushree Thapa grew up in Nepal, Canada and the United States.
She began to write upon completing her BFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2001 she published the novel The Tutor of History, which she had begun as her MFA thesis in the creative writing program at the University of Washington in Seattle, which she attended as a Fulbright scholar.