INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Faisal Oddang

  Faisal Oddang will be talking about 'Traditional Stories in Contemporary Literature' at The London Book Fair on Wednesday 13 March at 11.30.   Hello Faisal Oddang. It’s very good to meet you. The first think that strikes me about you is that you are an exceptionally prolific writer. What is it the drives you most to write? When I first decided to be a writer, I realised that writing is a continuous process of learning and discovering new things. This process is one of the reasons why I started writing, if it were solely to present new ideas, I would use an entirely different approach. That awareness is what made me want to continue writing; every day there are new things to learn, to understand, and for me, writing is an efficient way of doing that. When I write, I read books to support my ideas, and interview people – to support the importance of data in my book. In conclusion, the reason I write is that everyday I end up learning and it opens a new path of knowledge.   The London Book Fair is almost upon us, and this year the Market Focus is Indonesia. What do you hope the book fair will do for the profile of Indonesian writers? First of all, London Book Fair is a great opportunity. I would imagine LBF can be an open door for anybody who wants an understanding of and introduction to Indonesian literature. The writers representing Indonesia at LBF might not represent Indonesia as a whole because the themes, genres, techniques, and geographic scale of Indonesian... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

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