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Winners of the 2016 Emerging Voices awards announced

Eka Kurniawan, Gareth Nyandoro and Clarissa Campolina take the prizes for fiction, art and film. The Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan won the $40,000 prize for best novel at the second FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices awards in New York on Monday. Kurniawan won the award for his novel Man … [Read more...]

Leila S. Chudori wins 2020 SEA Write Award with ‘Laut Bercerita’

Journalist and author Leila S. Chudori has been announced the Indonesian winner of the 2020 Southeast Asian Writers Award or SEA Write Award for her novel Laut Bercerita (The Sea Speaks His Name). The annual literary award is given to writers of Southeast Asia. The types of works honored range … [Read more...]

Heritage food book The Way Of Kueh takes home top prize at Singapore Book Awards

Kueh led the way at the Singapore Book Awards on Thursday (Aug 13), as Christopher Tan's heritage food book The Way Of Kueh won Book of the Year at the annual industry awards by the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA). The awards recognise the best in local book publishing. Tan, 47, … [Read more...]

Room to Read Accelerator’s First Book Project Sweeps KidsTime Author Awards

We’re proud to report that this fall three Room to Read Accelerator partners received six awards, including grand prize, at the Samsung KidsTime Author’s Awards. The award winners all participated in book publishing workshops through Room to Read’s first-ever Accelerator project in Indonesia. The … [Read more...]

‘The Bearded Turtle’: Novel from Aceh wins Award in Jakarta

Kura-kura Berjanggut (The Bearded Turtle), a novel by Acehnese author Azhari Aiyub, has been named the winner in the Prose category of the 18th Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa literary award. Avianti Armand’s Museum Masa Kecil (Childhood Museum), meanwhile, is the winner in the Poetry category and Rio … [Read more...]