Sebastian Partogi


Country: Indonesia

Sebastian Partogi is a journalist, copywriter, translator, and interpreter based in Bali. He translated Djenar Maesa Ayu’s novel Nayla into English. He has translated short stories, poetry, essays, and stage play manuscripts by Indonesian writers into English for InterSastra, Portside Review, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival’s annual anthology.

Sebastian Partogi adalah seorang jurnalis, copywriter, penerjemah dan intepreter yang tinggal di Bali. Ia telah menerjemahkan Novel Djenar Maesa Ayu, berjudul Nayla ke dalam bahasa Inggris. Ia juga pernah menerjemahkan beberapa karya sastra, seperti cerita pendek, esai dan naskah drama teater dari penulis Indonesia ke dalam bahasa Inggris untuk InterSastra. Ada pula beberapa jurnal dan Antologi tahunan Ubud Writers and Readers Festival juga menjadi project terbarunya.

Appearing in

Main Program | Local Culture in Literature

Local traditions are important to carry critical pieces of culture as well as form a foundation for our families and society. Join the panel to talk about how they present …


Main Program | Barriers To Meaning: Working Across Languages

How do we work across different languages? Words often elude direct translation and subtextual references, slang, and euphemisms in one language often mean something different in another. Join Tiffany Tsao, …


Festival Club | Story of a Translation: ‘Menolak Ayah’ to ‘Rejection’

The book Menolak Ayah explores Batak culture by using magical words and presenting contradictions between traditional Batak culture and Jakarta society in the early 1960s. Join author Ashadi Siregar in …


Book Launch | A Pandemic of Love

Set in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, A Pandemic of Love is an anthology of short stories that explore the most complex human emotions, its love, and its complexity …


Book Launch | Letters To Singapore

Growing up in Singapore, Simran always knew what was expected of her: to be a mother and a wife. The only problem? She wants nothing to do with this. Simran …