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Eka Kurniawan. A New Pramudya?

Seperti Dendam Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas (Like Grudge Longing Must be Paid Off), Eka Kurniawan’s new novel is called. Looking at that title, I think anyone will be...

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Author Marion Bloem: ‘Indonesian Grandma Moemie Predicted 9/11’

By: Yvette Benningshof Dutch writer with Indonesian roots Marion Bloem stands in the spotlights this year. She has gracefully reached the age of 60 and celebrates a...

Agustinus Wibowo, backpacker, tourist or flashpacker? In Afghanistan he became 'sandalpacker' and 'sackpacker'

Indonesian Travel Writer & Photographer Agustinus Wibowo: ‘Traveling is about Losing your Ego’

By: Yvette Benningshof Passing borderlines is almost a daily routine for Agustinus Wibowo. The travel writer and photographer from Indonesia picked up his backpack at...

Julya Oui, writer of Bedtime stories from the Dead of the Night

Interview with Julya Oui, Author of Bedtime stories from the Dead of the Night

By: Melissa Lin Julya Oui loves a good story, and writes to appease her imagination and reaffirm her sanity. She loves dreaming up things and making them come alive...

Singapore Writers Festival

This year’s “Singapore Writers Festival” (SWF) will be featuring some of the world’s major literary talents. The festival is one of Asia’s premier literary...

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The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: First Impressions

By: Emma Kwee The Ubud Readers and Writers Festival is a yearly event that brings pen handlers, readers and critics from all over the world to Bali. Arriving in Ubud,...

Big chain Borders closed down after 13 years in business in Singapore, By: Geoff Woodhead

In Between Singapore’s Big Chains and Big Brands: An Interview with Deyana Goh of GOHD Books

Running an independent small business is a lot of work. It's also annoying in a place like Singapore, where people are so obsessed with brands and big chains. Small...

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The Ubud Writers Festival 2011

The 8th International Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will take place in Bali, Indonesia from 5 - 9 October 2011. The UWRF will hold the festival in over 50...