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January 1, 2021

Penguin Classics Visits Budi Darma’s ‘Bloomington’

Early in 2021, Publisher Weekly reported that “People from Bloomington” by Budi Darma was acquired in a world English rights deal by Elda Rotor at Penguin Classics. 

Dee Lestari’s Rapijali

Dee Lestari announced the completion of her latest novel, Rapijali. After long waiting for 27 years, this oldest manuscript is given a fresh breath and projecting to be published this January.

January 2, 2021
January 29, 2021

Public Launch

Six years ago today, IDWRITERS was officially introduced to the public in an event at Goethe-Institut Jakarta. This “Literary Day” was enlivened by the appearance of Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Adimas Immanuel, Rain Chudori, Dunia Manji, and The Bandaneira.

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2021

Lara Noorgard received a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2021 for her translation of 24 Hours with Gaspar, a novel by Sabda Armandio. She will receive a grant of $3,575 to support the translation’s completion.

January 21, 2021