Laksmi Pamuntjak’s ‘Amba’ Sequel to Be Published in Germany

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About Amba: Sebuah Novel,
Written by Dhania Putri Sarahtika, and was originally published in Jakarta Globe,
Jul 27, 2018

A sequel to Laksmi Pamuntjak’s award-winning debut novel "Amba," or "The Question of Red," is expected to be released next month, but not in the author's home country of Indonesia. "Herbtskind," or "The Fall Baby," will instead be published in Germany by Ullstein Verlag. The author spoke to the Jakarta Globe on Friday (20/07) at the newly revamped Aksara Kemang bookstore in South Jakarta to explain how this less-than-usual publishing story happened. First released in Indonesia in October 2012, the prequel "Amba" was shortlisted for the Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa – Indonesia's richest literary award – the next year.

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