Indonesian Literature Club in Sydney
The first Indolitclub club meeting in Sydney, held on October 11, 2018 was a great success. Fourteen avid participants had much to say about the two stories discussed, written by Mona Sylviana and set on events in 1965 and 1998. “For me it was a stimulating and enriching experience and a great introduction to Indonesian literature,” emailed one of the meeting participants, after the event. “It was great event with different points of view exchanged.” We had Isla Winarto with us, serendipitously visiting from Jakarta, who is involved with the Indonesian Heritage Society bookclub which also discusses Indonesian literature in translation. Next meeting will be in November. Look out for dates and time. All welcome! Salam, Toni and Kesty
Frankfurt Book Fair 2018
Lontar has signed an agreement with UK publisher MonsoonBooks to publish “Not A Virgin” by Nuril Basir, which will be released at the London Book Fair 2019, where Indonesia will be the Market Focus country. (photo: MonsoonBooks).
Indie Book Fair at Kokonut & Curtains
Lontar and Jakarta-based publisher Marjin Kiri held discussions at this event, with John McGlynn dan Ronny Agustinus raising some interesting and thought-provoking issues and interacting with an enthusiastic audience.
“TELEGRAM” in Arabic
“TELEGRAM” by Putu Wijaya translated by Stephen Epstein, has been translated into Arabic and published by Sefsafa Publishing.
Publication of this book was made possible with assistance from the LitRI Translation Funding Program of the National Book Committee and Ministry of Education and Culture, the Republic of Indonesia.