Media Clippings

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

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.

Writing our way to freedom

Nov 04, 2015 / The Jakarta Post by Endy Bayuni
  When Indonesia celebrated its 70th independence anniversary this year, we paid tribute to our heroes for making it happen. Through blood, sweat and tears, they turned Indonesia into a free and independent nation. Not ...

Indonesia writers fear censors over the 1965 communist purges

Nov 02, 2015 / The Australian by Deborah Cassrels
When The Jakarta Post’s senior editor spoke at the Ubud Readers and Writers festival in Bali, a policeman emerged from the audience to photograph him. Endy Bayuni was one of four panellists whose identities were ...

Let Bygones Be Bygones

Nov 01, 2015 / Asia Literary Review by Prodita Sabarini
‘Let bygones be bygones!’ Mum and Dad said to me, speaking over each other. Their faces shared a determination to have the last say on the matter. The afternoon light was fading and our teas ...