Books (English)


Telegram

Novel

Putu Wijaya’s novel “Telegram,” published in 1973, has been heralded as a milestone in Indonesian fiction and as a trendsetter in its synthesis of reality and fantasy. Its first-person narrator is a Balinese journalist living ...

The Book of Forbidden Feelings

Poetry Collection

I wanted to say, “I would love to know your obsessions, Is it landed house, gadgets, power, domestic life, succulent plants, achievements, money, work, more likes and followers, health, validations, sex, organic food, pets, perfect ...

The Book of Invisible Questions

Poetry Collection

Who? A breathing meat. Why? Some breathing meat lucky enough to understand their purpose of existence. But most of the meats have no idea why they exist in the universe. The meat who knows and ...

The Land of Five Towers

Novel

The Land of Five Towers is the first book in a trilogy written by A. Fuadi—a former TEMPO & VOA reporter, photography buff, and a social entrepreneur. He went to George Washington University and Royal ...

The Longest Kiss


The protagonists of the stories in this translated collection all crave a private domain, a place that nobody else can touch. They share with their creator a passion for words, a passion for writing and ...

The Outcast


She has been accused of heresy since she was born. She has been considered deviant and must be excommunicated. On behalf of faith and love, her marriage is sacrificed. On behalf of God, she and ...

The Question of Red: A Novel


The Question of Red tells the story of two lovers, Amba and Bhisma, driven apart by one of the bloodiest Communist purges in the 20th century the massacres that took place in Indonesia between 1965 ...

The Rainbow Troops: A Novel


Published in Indonesia in 2005, The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata’s closely autobiographical debut novel, sold more than five million copies, shattering records. Now it promises to captivate audiences around the globe. Ikal is a student ...

The Rape of Sukreni

Novel

Violence, money, and melodrama are the volatile ingredients of The Rape of Sukreni. Written in the 1930s by A.A. Panji Tisna, Soekreni’s Gadis Bali was published in 1947. The Rape of Sukreni is a modern ...

The Red Bekisar

Novel

In a village of coconut growers in Central Java during the 1960s, Lasi and Kanjat grow up in a community of nira tappers. Half-Japanese and half-Javanese, beautiful Lasi and Kanjat are schoolmates but kept apart ...