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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January 4, 2015

Favorite Things We Read in 2014

Since early December, we’re taking a look back at those nearly hundred titles and pick favorites in several categories, mostly from fiction and poetry. We’ve also collected favorite essays, short stories, blog posts, and summarized ...

October 14, 2014

Ten Books Shortlisted for the 14th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa

Ten books have been shortlisted for the 14th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa. The shortlisted titles, announced yesterday, are:

September 16, 2014

Longlist for the 14th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa

  After the submission period ends, the 14th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa — previously known as Khatulistiwa Literary Award — season began with the release of the longlist for prose (fiction/non-fiction) and poetry categories, yesterday. Here’s ...

October 13, 2013

Padang Literary Biennale 2014 Program Announced

  If you enjoyed the first ever Padang Literary Biennale that took place in April 2012 then you will be delighted to find out that the programs for the next Padang Literary Biennale have been ...