|Greetings from the Executive Director
Lost among a long list of Indonesian national days to be commemorated but not necessarily officially celebrated, is “Happy Reading and Visit a Library Day,” which falls on September 14. First made formal in 1995 by the late President Soeharto, the chosen date was intended to raise people’s interest in visiting libraries… Read more>>
|Ruminations by John McGlynn: Four Cs
As a person who has spent most of my adult life working to promote the translation of Indonesian literature into English, I am often preoccupied with thoughts about translation and the role that it has played in the development of nations, in particular, Indonesia. And as Indonesia has begun to make itself better known… Read more>>
|Author of the Month: Triyanto Triwikromo
Triyanto Triwikromo was the winner of the 2009 Language Center Literary Award for the short story collection, Ular di Mangkuk Nabi (The Snake in the Prophet’s Bowl). Ten of his short stories in the Kompas Short Story Choice from 2003-2012 were published in book form as Celeng Satu Celeng Semua… Read more>>
|Book of the Month:
A Conspiracy of God-Killers
|September activities at Lontar
Lontar supported LitBeat, part of the LiterAction Festival for book industry players in Indonesia. The event was held from Sept 10 to 11 at the National Library in Jakarta.
Publishing insight and business matchmaking, part of the IBBF( Indonesia International Book Fair) 2018, during which publishers from the UK, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Germany and Indonesia met to exchange views and possible collaboration.
Kudos to Lontar and its founder-chairman John McGlynn on receiving an award from SATUPENA, the association of Indonesian writers on Sunday, Sept 16 at the IBBF. The award was presented in recognition of Lontar’s and John McGlynn’s dedication in promoting Indonesian fiction and non-fiction works to the world.
Frankfurt Book Fair, October 10-14, 2018
Indonesian Literature Club (Indo Lit Club), Sydney, October 11, 2018
Book Festival at Kokonut Café, Jakarta, October 19-21, 2018