First Languages

27 Oct 2016 10:15 - 11:15
/ 4 Day Pass or 1 Day Pass
Joglo @ Taman Baca. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

What is the impact of one language upon another? Australia and Indonesia have a wealth of indigenous languages, yet a single language dominates public life and, of course, publishing. These writers share the role of indigenous language in their lives and their art.


Gill Westaway

Gill lives in Indonesia, on Lombok, running her small guesthouse. In her former incarnation working for the British Council, she collaborated closely with writers and artists, managing and chairing literary …

Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Tasmanian, and Yuin man who lives in a secret bay called Gipsy Point in Victoria. He is a prolific writer and has written more than …

Made Sugianto

Made Sugianto is from Tabanan, Bali and has twice received the prestigious literary award, Rancage, for his achievements and dedication to Balinese literature. His newest novel is titled Ki Baru …

Triyanto Triwikromo

Triyanto Triwikromo received Tokoh Seni Pilihan Tempo 2015 award after writing Kematian Kecil Kartosoewirjo and Pusat Bahasa’s literary award in 2009 for Ular di Mangkuk Nabi. His works, including A …

Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali and Dutch heritage. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award and the …