Laksmi Pamuntjak’s first English novel ‘Srikandi’ acquired by Penguin Random House

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About Laksmi Pamuntjak,
Written by Keshie Hernitaningtyas, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Feb 16, 2019

Best-selling Indonesian novelist Laksmi Pamuntjak is among writers from 10 countries whose titles were included in the inaugural catalogue of the Southeast Asian publishing arm of the world’s biggest trade publisher, Penguin Random House.

Officially launched by the Singapore-based Penguin Random House India and Southeast Asia (SEA) on Friday, the inaugural catalogue features various genres from fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s and learning. So far the titles are in English, however the company is said to be looking into translating works in other languages and seeking to build a catalogue of about 500 titles over the next few years, according to The Straits Times.

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