Main Program: Social Studies



 
29 Oct 2017 15:45 - 17:00
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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The Financial Times recently declared novels as ‘the new textbooks of history’. Can the novel be an agent of social change? From interpersonal interactions to societal shifts, the power of fiction to help us imagine and try to understand the lives of others cannot be underestimated. These writers are using fiction to unflinchingly explore reality, both past and present.

Financial Times baru-baru ini mengumumkan novel menjadi ‘buku teks sejarah baru’. Bisakah novel ini menjadi sebuah alat untuk perubahan sosial? Dari interaksi interpersonal dengan pergeseran masyarakat, kekuatan fiksi untuk membantu kita membayangkan dan mencoba memahami kehidupan orang lain tidak dapat diremehkan. Penulis-penulis ini menggunakan fiksi untuk mengeksplorasi realitas tanpa malu-malu, baik dulu maupun sekarang.

Featuring

Rosemarie Milsom

Rosemarie Milsom is an award-winning Australian journalist and the Founding Director of the Newcastle Writers Festival, which is in its sixth year. In 2012, she was awarded Journalist of the …


Muhammad Subhan

Muhammad Subhan’s heritage is Acehnese and Minang. His column, Ruang Budaya Harian, appears in the newspaper Rakyat Sumbar. His books include Rinai Kabut Singgalang, Rumah di Tengah Sawah, Sajak-Sajak Dibuang Sayang, …


Jock Serong

Jock Serong’s Quota won the 2015 Crime Writing Association of Australia Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel, while his bestselling The Rules of Backyard Cricket was shortlisted for the …


Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang is a rocket factory worker turned writer, social commentator and public speaker. Her articles have appeared in The Guardian and The New York Times. She is the author …


Ana Luísa Amaral

Considered one of Portugal’s foremost contemporary writers, Ana Luísa Amaral is an award-winning poet. She has written over 20 books of poetry, a play, a novel and several books for …



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