Laksmi Pamuntjak


Country: Indonesia

Laksmi Pamuntjak writes on culture and politics including op-eds in The Guardian. Her debut novel Amba, English title The Question of Red, won Germany’s 2016 LiBeraturpreis. The film adaptation of her second novel, Aruna dan Lidahnya, was released in 2018. Pamuntjak’s first English novel, Fall Baby, was published in Germany under the title Herbstkind in 2018. A year later, the original version was published by Penguin Random House SEA and won the 2020 Singapore Book Award for Best Literary Work. Since 2021, she has been hosting Podcast Kitab Kawin, a popular podcast based on her collection of short stories on women in relationships.

Laksmi Pamuntjak menulis tentang budaya dan politik termasuk opini di The Guardian. Novel debutnya Amba, judul bahasa Inggris The Question of Red, memenangkan LiBeraturpreis Jerman 2016. Film adaptasi dari novel keduanya, Aruna dan Lidahnya, dirilis pada 2018. Novel Inggris pertama Pamuntjak, Fall Baby, diterbitkan di Jerman dengan judul Herbstkind pada 2018. Setahun kemudian, versi aslinya diterbitkan oleh Penguin Random House SEA dan memenangkan Penghargaan Buku Singapura 2020 untuk Karya Sastra Terbaik. Sejak 2021, ia menjadi pembawa acara Podcast Kitab Kawin, podcast populer berdasarkan kumpulan cerita pendeknya tentang wanita dalam berpasangan.

Appearing in

Book Launch | Pressure and Pleasure

Pressure and Pleasure is published to coincide with a major solo exhibition of the artist, Agus Suwage: The Theater of Me (2022), at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art …


Special Event | Love Bites: Prose, Macarons and Sparkling Wine

Laksmi Pamuntjak, Preeta Samarasan, Afra Atiq, Ravi Shankar, and Joko Pinurbo present an afternoon of seductive readings, and musings on love, lust, and relationships while savouring Vincent Nigita’s dreamy macarons, …