Nov 15, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
The Centre for Stories, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Perth, is thrilled to announce the continuation of our popular monthly book club. Mark your calendars for the third Wednesday of each month as we gather for insightful discussions and delightful literary journeys.
One of the objectives of this book club is to elevate public perceptions of Indonesia and to develop a deeper understanding of the rich tradition of literature.
This month’s book is The Birdwoman’s Palate by Laksmi Pamuntjak.
Please note this event will be held at Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.
Indonesian snacks and finger foods will be provided.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Laksmi Pamuntjak is an award-winning Indonesian novelist, poet, food writer, and journalist. Her debut novel, Amba, won Germany’s LiBeraturpreis, was short-listed for the 2012 Khatulistiwa Literary Award, and appeared on the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s Top 8 list of the best books of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015. She is also the author of two collections of poetry and five editions of the bestselling and award-winning Jakarta Good Food Guide, and she has served as translator for Indonesian poet and essayist Goenawan Mohamad.
Cofounder of Jakarta’s Aksara Bookstore, Pamuntjak was selected as the Indonesian representative for Poetry Parnassus at the 2012 London Olympics. She currently divides her time between Berlin and Jakarta.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Alberta Natasia Adji is a contemporary author living in Perth. She has published her short fiction in New Writing, Meniscusand The Incompleteness Book. Her current creative project is concerned with family history within a Chinese-Indonesian context and the genre of auto/biographical fiction.
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