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Yusi Avianto Pareanom


A writer, translator, editor, and owner of Banana Publishing, Jakarta. His books include Rumah Kopi Singa Tertawa (2011), Pembelajaran T.P. Rachmat (2012), and the graphic novel Ekspedisi Kapal Borobudur: Jalur Kayu Manis. Collaborating with the Jakarta Arts Council’s Literary Translation Program (2007-09), he co-translated Milorad Pavic’s Kamus Khazar. In addition, he has taught creative writing at Jakarta Arts Council’s Writing Workshop and at the University of Indonesia. He has been involved in several creative projects, including the international theatrical production of I La Galigo (with American director Robert Wilson), which was performed in 11 countries from 2003 to 2011; the Indonesian Pavilion at World Expo Shanghai, China, 2010; the Indonesian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale 2013; and several productions of documentary films and art shows in Indonesia. In the past he worked as a reporter for Forum Keadilan and Tempo.

In the Headlines

Literary Festivals in Indonesia―Yusi Avianto Pareanom

Asia Center / What Media Says
Mar 11, 2022

Indie bookstores emphasize curation

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Jul 23, 2018

Literature is the new cool

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Dec 19, 2017

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