Synopsis

Aruna is in her mid-30s and happily and proudly single. She is an epidemiologist but her real passion is eating. She thinks and obsesses about food 24/7. When she is dispatched to ...

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The Question of Red signalled Laksmi Pamuntjak's bravery and scope as a writer, and may yet prove to be a landmark work of South East Asian writing.

- Tash Aw, author of Harmony Silk Factory, Map of the Invisible World and Five Star Billionaire.

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LATEST NEWS

NEW PUBLICATION

LAKSMI'S 2nd NOVEL!

Aruna dan Lidahnya: Sebuah Novel
(Aruna dan Her Palate: A Novel)

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
No of Pages: 426 Publication
Publication Date: 13 November 2014
In bookstores nationwide: 24 November 2014

SYNOPSIS
Aruna is in her mid-30s and happily and proudly single. She is an epidemiologist but her real passion is eating. She thinks and obsesses about food 24/7. When she is dispatched to investigate curious cases of Avian Flu in eight cities in the Indonesian archipelago, she brings along her two best friends, the quirky, internationally-trained chef Bono and the impossibly chic food and travel writer Nadezhda to eat along with her. Insights on food, local history, religion and Indonesian politics merge as they find out more than what they bargained for in cities as diverse as Surabaya (East Java), Bangkalan and Pamekasan (Madura), Palembang (South Sumatra), Medan (North Sumatra), Banda Aceh (Aceh), Pontianak, Singkawang (West Kalimantan) and Mataram (Island of Lombok)

NEW EDITIONS

AMBA: A Novel (New Edition, 2014)

The 4th revised edition of AMBA is now in bookstores nationwide. 

You can purchase it at all Gramedia outlets nationwide, Aksara Bookstore and other English-language bookstores in Jakarta. Also at Silverfish Bookstore in Kuala Lumpur.  Please click here for AMBA and here for The Question of Red.

The German edition of AMBA will be published in Fall 2015 by Ullstein Verlag.

CONTACT

For queries on AMBA/The Question of Red please contact

LITERARY AGENT
Kirby Kim
Janklow & Nesbit Associates
445 Park Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10022
T. 212.421.1700 ext 211

To purchase copies of AMBA/The Question of Red and Aruna dan Lidahnya in Indonesia please contact

PUBLISHER
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Gedung Kompas Gramedia 
Jl. Palmerah Barat 29-37, Jakarta
T. 62.21.5365.0110 ext. 3511.3512 

For press inquiries please contact
 
Cempaka Fajriningtyas
PR Consultant
Praxis 
M: 62.21.857.14141023
For Laksmi Pamuntjak: laksmiwrites@gmail.com