Literary Blog


March 7, 2018


A tough message to share today (or the saddest thing to have to say?) After almost four years of “social service“,—published as a non-for-profit and a self-funded project since June 2014—between timing, funding, and everything ...

May 24, 2017 Tiffany Tsao: On working with Norman for Asymptote
September 28, 2015 Aan Mansyur on Writing: The Only Way to Find Answers for His Restless Mind


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 6, 2015

By the way, have you heard about this author?

If there’s a book publishing project which stole our attention lately,–and really can’t wait to see that when its published–, is probably a new imprint initiated by Lontar Foundation, titled BTW Books.

October 5, 2015

The 2015 Salihara International Literary Biennale Officially Launched

A cool, little windy evening, was the cost of admission at open-air theater Komunitas Salihara, last Saturday, when the 2015 Salihara International Literary Biennale, “Sastra dan Rasa”, officially launched with an “Above and Below Jakarta’s ...

September 30, 2015

The 2015 Salihara International Literary Biennale opens this Saturday

The 2015 Salihara International Literary Biennale opens this Saturday, October 3, with an amazing line-up of performers promising to make it one of the best events of the year. The theme of this year’s festival ...

September 2, 2015

Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa Announces Longlist

Twenty titles for prose and poetry categories have been nominated for the 15th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa,—previously known as Khatulistiwa Literary Award—the Indonesia’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction. Announced on Monday ...

August 3, 2015

Aan Mansyur on Writing

“Writing is an effort to find answers that i want to know …” An exclusive interview with Aan Mansyur. Taken during the Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF), at Fort Rotterdam Makassar, June 5, 2015.