Literary Blog


May 24, 2017

Tiffany Tsao: On working with Norman for Asymptote

One of the most rewarding things about being an Editor-at-Large for Asymptote is unearthing and bringing a new life to exciting work from the countries we represent. As the Indonesia Editor-at-Large, I see my role as that ...

September 28, 2015 Aan Mansyur on Writing: The Only Way to Find Answers for His Restless Mind
July 4, 2015 Erni Aladjai: Wandering Kei


July 9, 2015

Literary Festival and Ethnic Literature

After being a Dutch colony and almost 70 years of independence, so many changes have taken place, among others that the people now are predominantly literate in the sense of being able to read and ...

July 5, 2015 Indonesian Literature and the Frankfurt Book Fair
March 3, 2015 Writing the Story of Indonesia

What's New

October 4, 2017

The September Monthly Digest is out today!

If you missed what happened in Indonesian literature in September, here’s a list of what we have got so far. Highlights recent pieces: insightful reviews, and news updates, in addition to notable goings-on as posted ...

October 4, 2017

Salihara’s Literature and Ideas Festival (LIFEs) 2017: A few things you need to know!

Three-week-long Salihara’s Literature and Ideas Festival (LIFEs) 2017 is coming up on October 7-28 across various Komunitas Salihara venues in South Jakarta. Before the series of event takes place, check out a few things below. ...

September 15, 2017

Introducing: Monthly Digest – August 2017

If you missed what happened in Indonesian literature in August, here’s a list of what we have got so far. Highlights recent pieces: insightful reviews, news updates on Indonesian literature, in addition to notable goings-on as ...

August 5, 2017

Our recommended reads in celebration of #WITMonth

Here’s a list of our recommended reads to celebrate Women in Translation Month (WITMonth), an event to raise awareness of books by women that have been translated into English. Women in translation must exist yearlong, but in ...

June 7, 2017

Eight new paperbacks from Makassar International Writers Festival to check out this week!

Themed “Diversity”, the seventh edition of the Makassar International Writers Festival took place on May 17-20 in Fort Rotterdam, Makassar. Packed with more than 75 participating writers and nearly 50 programs, the festival easily becomes ...