Laksmi’s international musings frame the colour of Indonesian life

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About Laksmi Pamuntjak,
Written by Yenni Kwok, and was originally published in South China Morning Post,
Mar 18, 2007


It’s easy to think that writing literature is merely Laksmi Pamuntjak’s latest quest in life. After all, she has transformed herself from being a classical pianist to a political columnist, food critic and founder of a chic English-language bookstore in Jakarta. Yet the Indonesian author, who writes in English, has created quite a literary buzz.

Laksmi’s work sets her apart from many young Indonesian authors. The 35-year-old delves into a vast range of topics: food, music, politics and mythology, from culinary and cultural critique, to fine art and fiction.

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