Main Program | Southeast Asian Writers: Forging Literary Futures

21 Oct 2023 11:30 - 12:30
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Alang-Alang @Taman Baca. Jl Raya Sanggingan Ubud (Google Maps)

What is it like to be a writer of Southeast Asian heritage today, and what direction are we headed in? How can writers break into other markets? What is the process like to get your book translated and published? We will hear from Illya Sumanto, Jesse Q. Sutanto, Faisal Oddang, and Nuril Basri about their work in the local and global literature markets.

Bagaimana rasanya menjadi seorang penulis berlatar kebudayaan Asia Tenggara pada saat ini, dan kemanakah kita sedang menuju? Bagaimana para penulis dapat mendobrak pangsa pasar yang baru? Kita akan mendengar penuturan Illya Sumanto, Jesse Q. Sutanto, Faisal Oddang, dan Nuril Basri perihal karya mereka dalam pasar sastra lokal dan global.


Jesse Q. Sutanto

Jesse Q. Sutanto grew up living between Jakarta and Singapore before completing a Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford. She’s published several novels, including Dial A for Aunties and Vera …

Nuril Basri

Nuril Basri is an Indonesian author known for crafting tragicomedy through the mediums of autofiction and bildungsroman. His works delve into queer themes and shed light on often-overlooked experiences. He …

Dewi Kharisma Michellia

Dewi Kharisma Michellia is an Indonesian writer, translator, and editor. Her works encompass the novel Surat Panjang tentang Jarak Kita yang Jutaan Tahun Cahaya from 2013, and the short story collection Elegi from 2017. …

Illya Sumanto

Illya Sumanto is a Malaysian educator, theater producer, and shadow play creator who has staged performances across Southeast Asia, China, Germany, and Senegal. Currently based in Thailand, her activism in …

Faisal Oddang

Faisal Oddang, acclaimed Indonesian author, won the 2015 Tempo Magazine award for Puya ke Puya. Notable achievements include grants from Robert Bosh Stiftung and Literary Colloquium Berlin in 2018, Iowa International Writing …