Synopsis

“The Fall Baby” (“Herbstkind”), Laksmi's latest novel (Pub Date: 10 August 2018), tells the story of two women: Srikandi and Dara, one a globetrotting visual artist, the other a political activist. Srikandi (Siri) is th...

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Great literature lights our way and helps us to understand distant worlds; the best books make us part of those worlds - with all their horror, as well as their resplendence and intelligence. That's the kind of literature that Laksmi Pamuntjak writes.

- Jose Eduardo Agualusa, for "Amba/The Question of Red

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LATEST NEWS

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Laksmi's third novel, "Herbstkind" (Berlin: Ullstein Verlag) will be published in August 2018. It will be presented at the Berlin International Literary Festival (ilb) on 10 September 2018.

The English translation of Laksmi’s second novel, “The Birdwoman’s Palate,” by Tiffany Tsao (US Pub date: 1 February 2018) is now available at Aksara Bookstore in Jakarta, select bookstores in the US, and Amazon.

Laksmi's latest poetry and prose collection, "There Are Tears In Things: Collected Poems and Prose (2001-2016) by Laksmi Pamuntjak" (Publication Date: 3 OCTOBER 2017) is available at Gramedia and Aksara Bookstore outlets in Jakarta, at BooksActually in Singapore, and at Amazon.com

The US version of the English translation of Laksmi Pamuntjak's acclaimed first novel "Amba: The Question of Red," (American release: 12 JULY 2016), is available at Gramedia and Aksara Bookstores in Jakarta, Kinokuniya Singapore, at Booksactually in Singapore, at select bookstores in the UK and in the US, and through Amazon.com 

The German translation of the novel, "Alle Farben Rot" won the LiBeraturpreis in 2016.

The Indian Subcontinent version of "The Question of Red" is available from Speaking Tiger Publishing House in bookstores in the Indian Subcontinent. 

NEW EDITIONS

• Look out for the NEW EDITION (MOVIE VERSION) of Laksmi's best-selling second novel, "Aruna dan Lidahnya" in conjunction with the September release of the movie adaptation of the novel, in every Gramedia outlet in Indonesia and in Aksara Bookstore! The movie will star Dian Sastrowardojo as Aruna dan Nicholas Saputra as Bono, and will be directed by Edwin, best director at the 2017 Indonesian Film Festival.

• The English translation of Laksmi’s second novel, “The Birdwoman’s Palate,” by Tiffany Tsao (US Pub date: 1 February 2018) is now available at Amazon.

. The Indian version of the English translation of "Amba: The Question of Red" (Publication Date: 17 NOVEMBER 2016) is available from Speaking Tiger in bookstores in the Indian Subcontinent.

• The US version of the English translation of "Amba: The Question of Red" (Publication Date: 12 JULY 2016) is now available at Amazon.com 

• "Amba: The Question of Red," available in German under the title "Alle Farben Rot" (Berlin: Ullstein Verlag, 2015)

• "Amba: The Question of Red," available in Dutch under the title "Amba of De Kleur van Rood" (Amsterdam: Xander Uitgevers, 2015)

•  The latest edition of the Indonesian (revised) version of "Amba," has a wonderful new cover now! Available in every Gramedia outlet and major bookstores in Indonesia (Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2017).

CONTACTS

LITERARY AGENT
For "The Question of Red" and "The Birdwoman's Palate":
Kirby Kim
Janklow & Nesbit Associates
285, Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
T. (1) 212-421-1700;211

For "The Fall Baby":
Jayapriya Vasudevan
Jacaranda Literary Agency
E: jay@jacarandalit.com

PUBLICIST
For "The Birdwoman's Palate":
Nicole Dewey
Shreve Williams Public Relations, LLC
E. nicole@shrevewilliams.com

FOREIGN RIGHTS AGENT
For "The Question of Red" and "The Birdwoman's Palate":
Cullen Stanley
Cullen Stanley International
T. (1) 917-677-4073
E. cullen@cullenstanleyinternational.com

For "The Fall Baby":
Jayapriya Vasudevan
Jacaranda Literary Agency
E: jay@jacarandalit.com

INTERVIEWS/BUSINESS INQUIRIES
For "The Birdwoman's Palate":
Nicole Dewey (US)
Publicist
M. (1) 929-213-1172
E. nicole@shrevewilliams.com

For "The Fall Baby":
Jayapriya Vasudevan
Jacaranda Literary Agency
E: jay@jacarandalit.com

For "Alle Farben Rot" and "Herbstkind":
Antoinette Von Schwarzkopf (Germany)
Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH
Friedrichstrasse 126
D 10117 BERLIN
T. (49) 30-2345-6433

For general inquiries please contact:
laksmiwrites@gmail.com
attn. Media Manager

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