Program Category: Book Launches

Across the Festival, authors both emerging and established release their publications at our free Book Launch series. Join them to show your support for new words in the world.


Book Launch | Nagabumi III: Hidup dan Mati di Chang’an

24 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Following the War Tiger, his lover Amrita’s suspected killer, the Nameless Swordsman from Javadvipa continues his journey from the mystical city of Shambala to Chang’an. This book follows the chaos …

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Book Launch | The Day Hope and History Rhymed in East Timor and Other East Timor Stories

24 Oct 2019 16:00 /

This lively collection was published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of East Timor’s improbable Brexit from Indonesia. It includes wry accounts of Dili traffic, roosters and motley characters, but …

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Book Launch | One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

24 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Adrian Hayes details a deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life and death on the world’s notorious second highest mountain. Absorbing and self-reflective, his journey is as …

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Book Launch | Ear of the Ocean: Worlds Beyond Words

24 Oct 2019 16:30 /

Ear of the Ocean: Worlds Beyond Words is a stunning and visceral collection of poems that merges the mystic with the mundane in exploration of nature, life embodied, culture, imagination …

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Book Launch | The Enjoyment Plan®

25 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Here’s a radical idea: rather than plan for our retirement, let’s plan for our enjoyment. Would you make an enjoyment plan and make sure you could take early enjoyment? Go …

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Book Launch | Rahasia Salinem

25 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Salinem is a courtier, a woman whose life is devoted to tending to the needs of the royal family. Throughout her life, which spanned nearly a century from 1923 to …

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Book Launch | Sambal Nation

25 Oct 2019 16:00 /

From one of the nation’s best-loved culinary personalities, Chef Bara’s new recipe book explores the diversity of Indonesian sambal through 45 recipes from across the archipelago. Despite the dramatic regional …

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Book Launch | bobo

25 Oct 2019 16:00 /

This collaborative art and storytelling book is about Bobo the basset hound, who accompanied Irma in her travels from Great Britain to Western Europe since he was young. Their journey …

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Book Launch | A Yellow House

26 Oct 2019 14:00 /

When Indonesian domestic worker Aunty M joins a Singaporean family, ten-year-old Maya is determined to hate her. After they rescue another domestic worker from an abusive employer, they meet more …

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Book Launch | Surya, Mentari dan Rembulan

26 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Surya is a buffalo herdsman from Toraja who must find Mataallo, Mentari’s sister, who was kidnapped in Rantepao. His search takes Surya to Djogja where he meets a palace dancer …

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Book Launch | FAITH: The Art of Sasya Tranggono

26 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Indonesian culture is unique among other Eastern societies. Even though it has been influenced by India, China and the Islamic world, this culture does not rest so much on a …

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Book Launch | Fall Baby

26 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Fall Baby follows the lives of Siri and Dara, one a globetrotting visual artist, the other a political activist. Siri is the illegitimate daughter of Amba and Bhisma. Dara is …

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Book Launch | The Colour of Things Unseen

27 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Adi leaves his village in Central Java to attend art school in Sydney, Australia. After four years of study and a successful exhibition, Adi summons the courage to begin a …

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Book Launch | Tutur Feminis Meluruhkan yang Biner

27 Oct 2019 14:00 /

This coloring book is a collection of thoughts and feelings based on conversations with five women who are leaders in their respective areas. They are writers, strategists, scholars and facilitators …

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Book Launch | UWRF19 Bilingual Anthology

27 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Each year UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. From hundreds of submissions, the most outstanding new Indonesian voices are published in …

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