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Announcement: 15 Indonesian Emerging Writers Selected for UWRF 2014

UWRF - Ubud Writers & Readers Festival officially announced the names of the 15 emerging Indonesian writers who will be invited and sponsored to appear in the Festival on October 1-5, 2014 in Ubud, Bali. The 15 ...

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February 6, 2016

InterSastra Introduces Diverse Indonesia: Next Generation

Early in January, InterSastra, an Indonesian literary translation initiative, introducing a new program “Diverse Indonesia: Next Generation“. This is a series on Indonesian literature in translation, which was initiated since July last year. It started …


December 31, 2015

Moments Worth Noting in 2015!

Here’s our list of the top 100 moments 
in 2015. Not perfect at all, but some moments worth noting. * * * January 19 (1) Tiffany Tsao, an Indonesian-born writer, editor-at-large of Indonesia at Asymptote, …





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Introducing IDWRITERS


For short, “idwriters” is a site devoted to showcasing Indonesian writers and/or book authors, along with their publications, journals, and other literary resources in English. Our main feature, the writers directory, provides a way for writers to find one another, but more importantly the resources provided makes it easy for event hosts, — especially for international event hosts –, literary organizers, arts administrators, librarians, booksellers, and readers to get in touch with writers.

We built this site because we noticed the lack of resources dedicated to Indonesian literature, especially one that is accessible to the international community. It became even more of a necessity considering that Indonesia will be the Guest of Honour at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.

You can read more about us, here. This initial public release is just the beginning. Please let us know if you have links to share. And please do send your information.