Bincang Buku

Bincang Buku (Talking Books) is a series of interviews with authors and translators working in or writing about our close neighbour Indonesia, discussing both their writing practice and issues that matter to Indonesian literature as a whole.

Iven Manning is a scholar of Indonesian studies and linguistics. He is interested in language, ikat textiles, meaningful engagement between Australians and Indonesians and, last but not least, sport.

"I am part of the people of Timor, so what appears in my writing are the realities which I’ve experienced throughout my life. I am not at a distance, because I am Timor, and Timor is me."
"It is so vital and nourishing to read texts written from the perspective of cultures and individuals that are different from what we are accustomed to."
An illustration of a person with microphones popping out of their head. The words LIT LIVE are surrounded by lightening bolts
Nov
6
Lit Live is great short stories, read by great storytellers. Book Online
Illustration of four people facing each other in conversation. They all have different skin tones, hair styles, genders.
Oct
5
Join Marion Kickett, Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in conversation with two academics on storytelling, while drawing from life experiences to make sense of complex issues. Book Online
An image of Morsi's book, 'The Palace of Angels'
Sep
28
Join Mohammed Massoud Morsi in celebrating his latest title, 'The Palace of Angels' to be launched by storyteller and author, Sisonke Msimang. Book Online
Graphic image of a man with black reading glasses sitting at a desk and writing on a notebook. Pink and red mountain ranges are behind him on the horizon.
Nov
19
Poetry Workshop is a safe and dynamic space where you can craft your poetry and offer feedback to other poets. Hosted by Siobhan Hodge. Book Online
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