Media Clippings

A compilation of every mention of Indonesian writers, written on English/foreign-language media. See also What Media Say.

Lontar to globally publish selected Indonesian poems, short stories

May 09, 2016 / The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta-based Lontar Foundation plans to publish anthologies of translated Indonesian poems and short stories from the past century in a bid to promote the country’s literature to the world. Lontar, a small outfit that has previously translated works by local writers for readers across the globe, has prepared two versions of each anthology: one in Indonesian and one in English.

Dalang Publishing: Introducing Indonesian Historical Fiction to the U.S.

Jan 26, 2016 / Publishing Perspectives by Dennis Abrams
An article in the Jakarta Globe looks at Lian Gouw, the founder and owner of Dalang Publishing, a two-person operation based in San Mateo, California. It specializes in translating historical fiction from Indonesia. The article ...

Writers in Spotlight at ‘Kenduri Kata’ Gathering

Jan 26, 2016 / The Jakarta Globe by Nico Novito
The leafy outdoor space of Suar Artspace was crowded on Saturday afternoon when the art venue in South Jakarta hosted an event they called “Kenduri Kata,” or “Feast of Words”. In the one-day gathering, which ...

Spoken word young Jakartans embrace a new poetry

Jan 25, 2016 / The Jakarta Post by Sammi Taylor
Jakarta’s young creatives are putting a new spin on an old art form, as the popularity of spoken-word poetry grows in the capital city. Spoken word poetry is a form of performance art; a unique ...

New Year brings new opera, rhapsodies from Ananda

Jan 17, 2016 / The Jakarta Post by Yuliasri Perdani
To celebrate the New Year, maestro Ananda Sukarlan has surprised fans with the world premiere of his Batak-themed Rapsodia Nusantara No. 14 composition as well as two arias from his highly anticipated opera, Tumirah, Sang ...

Southeast Asian literary exchanges, K-12, Miriam College and Asean integration

Nov 16, 2015 / by Rebecca T. Añonuevo
Amid rain and traffic, I had the honor of joining international delegates in the Asean Literary Symposium organized by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (Umpil) with the National Commission for Culture and the ...

Singapore Writers Festival packs in crowds

Nov 10, 2015 / The Straits Times by Akshita Nanda
The Singapore Writers Festival this year again hit the sweet spot with lovers of literature, with packed halls at many of its 300 ticketed and free events and its highest-ever attendance for a ticketed event ...

Rethinking Censorship in Indonesia

Nov 06, 2015 / Sydney Review of Books by Tiffany Tsao
When censorship reared its ugly head at this year’s Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, it caught everyone off guard. ‘Surprising’ and ‘a new code of behaviour’ were how festival founder and director Janet DeNeefe phrased ...

An Evening With Women in Modern Literature

Nov 06, 2015 / The Jakarta Globe by Nico Novito
Fresh from speaking at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali last weekend, American authors Anchee Min and Porochista Khakpour continued their Indonesia tour at the festival’s satellite event in Jakarta on Tuesday night. ...

Literaturfest in Indonesien: Nur nicht über die Massaker reden!

Nov 04, 2015 / Frankfurter Allgemeine by Marco Stahlhut
Die Zensur hatte das Erinnern an die Opfer der Massenmorde von 1965 verboten. Doch das größte indonesische Literaturfestival findet trotzdem Mittel zum Meinungsaustausch.