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

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April 26, 2017

Engaged Literature — An Examination of Social Issues Reflected in Contemporary Indonesian Literature

by L.G. Saraswati Putri. First published in Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia — Bril Online Books and Journals, Volume 172, Issue 2-3, 2016. Republished with permission, under the CC-BY-NC license.   Literature ...

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.

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.

November 7, 2015

The 15th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa Shortlists Revealed

Shortlists for The 15th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa went public today, halving the number to just 10 nominees.

October 8, 2015

It’s a Festive October

With Frankfurt Book Fair 2015–one of the most celebrated book fairs in the world–coming up in the counting weeks, undoubtedly October will become one of the busiest months for publishing companies around the world. As ...