Books (English)


To Love, To Wonder: The Poetry of Sitor Situmorang

Poetry Collection

The 1953 publication of Sitor Situmorang’s “Green Paper Letters” pegged him as a rising poet. Six decades later, the writer was still active. The more than one hundred poems in this book were selected from ...

Twilight in Djakarta

Novel

Written in the early 1960s while the author was under arrest by Indonesian authorities, this vivid dissection of social and political life in Jakarta, Indonesia reveals the dark currents of poverty, corruption and vice which ...

Twilight in Jakarta

Novel

Half a century ago when Mochtar Lubis’ Twilight in Jakarta was secreted out of Indonesia and published in London, it was the first Indonesian novel ever to be published in English translation. The novel, a ...

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Novel

Vivid, bawdy, comic, and arresting, the exciting new novel by the Indonesian phenomenon, Eka Kurniawan Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir, a lower-class Javanese teenage boy ...

We Are Nowhere and It’s Wow.

Poetry Collection

“The book has become more personal, or as Mikael puts it himself, written with all gloves off. As he bared his knuckles, us readers got to recognize parts of ourselves and our worlds in the ...

What I Wish I Had Known (& Other Lessons You Learned in Your 20s)

Memoir

I’ve lived my whole life following people and taking their choices as mine. I will dream a new dream, a dream that’s totally my own, and I will work hard to get it. Ever since ...

Who Did This to Our Bali?


“On October 12, 2002 Bali seemed to have crumpled overnight, when hundreds of tourists and locals who were enjoying themselves became victims of a horrific act. Two bombs took the lives of 202 people- 88 ...

Winter Dreams and the Invincible Summer

Novel

Winter Dreams is a modern cautionary tale of a broken man in a broken country. Set against the backdrop of a full-on battle waged against illegal immigrants in the U.S. following the horrific events of ...