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May 24, 2024

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May 17, 2024

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May 16, 2024

Lara Norgaard

Authors / Scholar


An editor, journalist, and translator. A graduate of Princeton University (B.A. Comparative Literature), she founded and directed Artememoria, a free-access, English-language arts magazine focused on the memory of Brazil’s civil-military dictatorship and served as Editor-at-Large in Brazil for Asymptote from 2017–2019. Her nonfiction reporting has been published in publications such as Agência Pública and The Princeton Echo, her literary criticism in The Jakarta Post and Peixe-elétrico, and her translations of fiction and non-fiction in Asymptote Journal. Currently, she is a Luce Scholar collaborating with the Lontar Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia and a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Harvard University.

In the Headlines


Fruit Maps

Asymptote / Translations
Jul 01, 2023

The March 4th Incident

Words Without Borders / Translations
May 16, 2023

It’s your Turn to (Re)Write the Story

Public Books / All Things Books
Aug 03, 2020

Writing Orang-orang Oetimu, Writing Wounds

Asymptote / All Things Books
Mar 26, 2020

Putu Oka Sukanta and the Hidden Wounds of World History

Asymptote / What Media Says
Jan 16, 2020

Magical double

Mekong Review / All Things Books
Jan 01, 2020

Putu Oka Sukanta brings historical memory to wider audience

Jakarta Post / All Things Books
Oct 11, 2019


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Books — or in Translation(s)/Editing(s)



Work(s) in Translation


Fruit Maps, by Rio Johan, published in Asymptote Journal – July 2023 (Jul 01, 2023)

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