Program Category: Book Launches

The #UWRF22 Book Launch Program has landed. With a generous selection of emerging and established authors, and a wide array of genres, there is something for every reader. Best of all, the book launches are free to join. Discover the full Book Launch lineup now.


Book Launch | Innovation, Style and Spectacle in Wayang: Purbo Asmoro and the Evolution of an Indonesian Performing Art

28 Oct 2022 14:00 /

Wayang fascinates and endures, bearing the weight of Javanese culture and tradition as a key component of rites of passage, as a medium of ritual and spiritual practice, and as …

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Book Launch | Lands End For Orders – A true tale of innocence overboard

28 Oct 2022 15:00 /

My dreams of joining the British Merchant navy and strolling the deck in a white uniform, are shattered by a punch in the mouth within hours of boarding my first …

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Book Launch | Yang Menari dalam Bayangan Inang Mati

28 Oct 2022 15:00 /

Putu is an only child and grew up without knowing his parents. Growing up with his grandmother in a Balinese village, Putu was also brought up by traditional arts. Through …

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Book Launch | Tulus Untuk Orang yang Salah

28 Oct 2022 15:15 /

Tulus Untuk Orang yang Salah, is the work of senandika – or soliloquy – from the bestselling author Boy Candra. It is about the complication of love, unrequited feelings, and …

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Book Launch | Mountains More Ancient

28 Oct 2022 16:00 /

Isna Marifa’s debut novel Mountains More Ancient focuses on the Indonesian experience of slavery in South Africa. Set in 1751, nine-year-old Wulan finds herself half a world away from her …

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Book Launch | Suara Berbeda dari Pulau Dewata

28 Oct 2022 16:30 /

Suara Berbeda dari Pulau Dewata attempts to assemble ideas about Bali and its surroundings, especially those on the BaleBengong.id website. The articles included are written by contributors from all different …

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Book Launch | Watersong

28 Oct 2022 16:30 /

Clarissa Goenawan is an award-winning author from Singapore. Set in Japan, her most recent novel Watersong (2022) follows protagonist Shouji Arai. When he crosses one of his company’s most powerful …

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Book Launch | Trilogi Jirah

28 Oct 2022 18:00 /

The trilogy: Jirah, consisting of novels Janda dari Jirah, Si Rarung, and Manggali Kalki, was written between 2006 and 2021. The books focus on a historical and researched approach to …

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Book Launch | Percakapan Dengan Diponegoro

29 Oct 2022 12:45 /

Eleven weeks after Diponegoro’s detention on March 28, 1830, in Magelang, every conversation with Pangeran Diponegoro was recorded by three Dutch military officers assigned to escort his journey into exile …

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Book Launch | Sesungguhnya Aku Menunggu

29 Oct 2022 13:00 /

Sesungguhnya Aku Menunggu, authored by Noviana Kusumawardani, is a book remade from a collection of short stories originally titled Lelaki Yang Membelah Bulan, published in 2009. The short story, Lelaki …

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