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Thousands Of English Literature Scripts Exhibited At Taman Ismail Marzuki

The DKI Jakarta Library and Archives Service (Disputip) presented thousands of manuscripts of Indonesian writer maestros at the HB Jassin Literature Documentation Center (PDS) Travel Exhibition entitled Ulang-Alik to the Past which lasted until September 17, 2023 at Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) … [Read more...]

Full Program Announced for Ubud 2023

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has announced the full line-up for its 20th-anniversary festival program, which will run from 18–22 October 2023 in Ubud, Indonesia. Australian and New Zealand speakers at the festival include authors Anna Funder, Geraldine Brooks, Leigh Sales, Behrouz … [Read more...]

Pay attention: Local genre novelists are finally recognized

The public and filmmakers have started to shift their gaze from the more mainstream fiction novels. There was a long period when local mainstream novelists ruled the best-seller list and the silver screen. Indonesian novelists such as Ika Natassa (Critical Eleven), Ilana Tan (Winter in Tokyo), … [Read more...]

Young readers find sense of community as Indonesia’s literary scene expands

Tucked away in South Jakarta’s traditional market, a small bookshop is changing Indonesia’s literary scene. Inside the cosy space, readers become lost in their books, while others huddle close together to have deep conversations. Maesy Ang and Teddy Wijaya Kusuma launched POST Bookshop and Press … [Read more...]

2022 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize

Harvill Secker is delighted to announce the two winners of the biannual prize. This year's focus language was Indonesian. Harvill Secker is delighted to announce Anandita ‘Didiet’ Budiman and Sekar Larasati Sulistya as the winners of the 2022 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize for their … [Read more...]