Main Program | Location, Location, Location



 
24 Oct 2019 14:30 - 15:30
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Indus. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
4 DAY PASS 1 DAY PASS

When setting looms large, readers close a book missing the location within as much as they miss its characters. From sprawling South Asian capitals to ancient Australian wilderness, these writers have infused cities and landscapes with prismatic personalities and swathes of the fantastic, resulting in gripping reads where the setting is the star.

Saat latar menjadi hal yang paling penting, pembaca yang menutup buku kehilangan lokasi sebanyak mereka kehilangan karakternya. Dari ibu kota Asia Selatan yang luas hingga hutan belantara Australia kuno, para penulis ini telah merambah kota-kota dan lanskap dengan kepribadian prismatik dan petak-petak yang fantastis, menghasilkan bacaan yang khas di mana latar adalah bintangnya.

Featuring

H.M. Naqvi

Karachi-based H.M. Naqvi is the award-winning author of Home Boy. His second novel, The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack, has been called “gorgeous, utterly original” by John Freeman and a “delirious love letter …


Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of the novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain, published by Riverhead Books (US) and Sceptre (UK). He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts …


Robbie Arnott

Robbie Arnott is the author of Flames, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the 2018 Fiction Book Award in the Queensland Literary Awards, and the 2018 …


Suneeta Peres da Costa

Suneeta Peres da Costa is a Sydney, Australia-based writer. Her latest book Saudade focuses on the legacies of Portuguese colonialism and the Goan diaspora in Angola; it is shortlisted for …


Guy Gunaratne

Guy Gunaratne lives between London and Malmö, Sweden. His first novel In Our Mad and Furious City was nominated for multiple international awards including The Man Booker Prize, The Dylan …



More like this

Main Program | Rhik Samadder: I Never Said I Loved You

Actor, broadcaster and writer Rhik Samadder’s memoir about mental illness, bad acting, backpacking with his mother, and the infinite ache of being alive was described by The Guardian’s Kate Kellaway …


Main Program | Throwing Out the Rule Book

It takes an adventurous writer to throw tried and tested structures out the window and play with the infinite possibilities of text – and an even more intrepid reader to …


Main Program | In Defense of Poets

From the misunderstood poet in the attic to feisty slam poets and the pithy poets of Instagram, it’s all too easy to stereotype these lovers of rhythm and rhyme. But …