Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa Announces Longlist

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September 2, 2015 — Valent Mustamin


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 (08/31/2015), these longlists also feature four longlisted writers from the last year’s award: Afrizal Malna, Eka Kurniawan, Triyanto Triwikromo, and Remy Sylado.

Book titles—in alphabetical order—nominated are:

Prose

Anak-Anak Masa Lalu, by Damhuri Muhammad
Aruna dan Lidahnya, by Laksmi Pamuntjak
Bastian dan Jamur Ajaib, by Ratih Kumala
Cerita Buat Para Kekasih, by Agus Noor
Cinta Tak Pernah Tua, by Benny Arnas
Hujan Bulan Juni, by Sapardi Djoko Damono
Isinga: Roman Papua, by Dorothea Rosa Herliany
Kambing dan Hujan: Sebuah Roman, by Mahfud Ikhwan
Perempuan Bernama Arjuna 3: Javanologi dalam Fiksi, by Remy Silado
Perempuan Patah Hati yang Kembali Menemukan Cinta Melalui Mimpi, by Eka Kurniawan

Poetry

Berlin Proposal, by Afrizal Malna
Dalam Lipatan Kain, by Esha Tegar Putra
Dayak! Dayak! Dimanakah Kamu?, by Korrie Layun Rampan
Kematian Kecil Kartosoewirja: Sehimpun Puisi, by Triyanto Triwikromo
Kwatrin untuk Kekasih, by Waluyo Ds
Manusia Istana: Sekumpulan Puisi Politik, by Radhar Panca Dahana
Melihat Api Bekerja, by Aan Mansyur
Penangkar Bekisar, by Kiky Sulistiyo
Sesudah Ekskavasi, by Kris Budiman
Surat Kopi, by Joko Pinurbo

Shortlist will be announced next month, and the winners of all award categories will be announced and honored at a special award ceremony in Jakarta. Visit Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa official site, or follow Richard Oh‘s timeline for more information.

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