INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Intan Paramaditha

Intan Paramaditha will be appearing alongside Syd Moore to discuss re-writing old stories and myths with a contemporary, feminist slant at the Essex Book Festival on 15 March 2019 at 19.00. Find out more and book tickets here.   What’s exciting about Indonesian literature at the moment, and which Indonesian writers would you recommend/do you admire? I love the works of my co-authors in the horror anthology The Devil’s Slaves Club, Eka Kurniawan and Ugoran Prasad, perhaps because like me, they tend to write dark and weird stories. We are now preparing for The Devil’s Slaves Club 2, where we’ve invited writers we love to contribute stories, including Clara Ng, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and Seno Gumira Ajidarma. These last three will be at The London Book Fair this year. While all of the authors participating in LBF will give you some good introduction to Indonesian literature, there are many other authors to watch. Poetry is big in Indonesia, and I would recommend Sapardi Djoko Damono, Cyntha Hariadi, and Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas. Only a few works such as Eka Kurniawan’s have been translated into English, and this is a pity because Indonesian literature is very diverse and dynamic, with a lot of tension and contradictions to explore. Right now what’s exciting for me is to hear more stories that highlight minority perspectives including the everyday lives of the Chinese communities, written by authors like Clara and Cyntha, or communities in Eastern Indonesia, as in the... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

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