14 March 2019
London: London Book Fair
Discussion Panel on “Crossing Boundaries: Women Writers in Indonesia”
Laksmi Pamuntjak and Dee Lestari
Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF
Indonesia’s new wave of women writers has produced a number of bestselling books, with more prominent women writers in the country than ever before, who are unafraid to tackle previously-unexplored subject matter and to write across genres. Dee Lestari is a singer-songwriter, novelist and short story writer whose recent publication Rectoverso is a hybrid of music album and short story collection.
Laksmi Pamuntjak has published collections of poetry, short stories, and novels, and is also known for her food writing. These two authors will discuss their successes, the challenges that different genres and disciplines bring, and what it is like to be a woman in an industry traditionally dominated by men.