Leila S. Chudori’s evolving journey

All Things Books / Interview

About Laut Bercerita,
Written by Sita W. Dewi, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Jan 08, 2018

“Try to count them, I dare you,” Tempo veteran journalist and author Leila S. Chudori responded in protest over an assertion that fictional stories on the 1965 coup and subsequent killings of members and sympathisers of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) were trending. Leila, who has just launched another book Laut Bercerita (The Sea Speaks His Name), recently visited Australia to discuss her latest work in sessions at the University of Melbourne’s Indonesia Forum and Australian National University’s Indonesia Project. Previously, she published the award-winning novel Pulang (Homecoming), which focuses on the human impact of the 1965-1966 killings and their aftermath.

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