Lit Chat and Book Launching BTW Series
Lontar hosted a Lit Chat session, which was followed by the launching of the second BTW Series at Jakarta International Literary Festival, at the Taman Ismail Marzuki in Jakarta.
Titled “Sad Stories by Two Postmen between All Fish and Badrul Mustafa,” writers Dea Anugrah, Heru Joni Putra, Ni Made Purnama Sari, Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie and Zen Hae introduced their works and discussed a range of topics, like the situation of literature in Indonesia the world today and exchanged views on the writing and reading habits of Indonesia’s younger generation.
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Jakarta Fellowship Program
Lontar was chosen by the National Book Committee as one of the Indonesian publishers to host a visiting foreign publishing company during the LitBeat event in Jakarta. The publishing firm is Jentayu, based in France and its representative is Jerome Bouchaud. He will work with Lontar for a week during the month of September.
At the Mocosik event in Yogyakarta’s book and film festival on Aug 23-25, Lontar founder and director of publications John McGlynn was a speaker at a panel discussion on the theme of inside and outside views on Indonesian literature, together with writer Okky Madasari and moderated by Olive Hateem.