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 Indon...

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"A huge bestseller on its publication in Indonesia, 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 & Five Star Billionaire, on Amba/The Question of Red.

Laksmi's Foodprint

LAKSMI'S FOODPRINT

This site is dedicated to Laksmiā€™s food writing.

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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 and Revised Edition, 2014)

AMBA is now in its 5th edition! 

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 under the title ALLE FARBEN ROT. The Dutch edition will also be published in the fall by Xander Uitgevers under the title AMBA OF DE KLEUR VAN ROOD.

CONTACTS

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PR Consultant
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Christine Heinrich (Germany)
Head of Press and Communication
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