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Showcasing Modern Indonesian Literature

Date: 17th July 2013
Time: 17:30 PM - 19:00 PM

Location: South Street Campus

Murdoch University is hosting a visit to Perth by one of Indonesia’s most accomplished authors, Ms Leila Chudori, and by the co-founder of the Lontar Foundation, Indonesia’s largest publisher of Indonesian literature in translation, Mr John McGlynn.

The visit will coincide with the Perth launch by Lontar of a Modern Library of Indonesian Literature, which is creating translations of Indonesia’s literary canon in English. Mr McGlynn will launch the Library here at Murdoch University. In addition, Ms Chudori will read from English translations of her works and discuss the creative process. Ms Chudori’s latest novel Pulang (Coming Home), published last December, has already gained wide critical acclaim. It is a powerful account of the fate of a community of Indonesian political exiles adrift in Paris after 1965, as they re-connect vicariously with the emerging democratic movement in Jakarta in 1998.

Date:         Wednesday 17 July 2013

Time:         5.30 pm – 7.00 pm (6 pm start)

Location:   Education and Humanities Building EH 2.021

                  Murdoch University

                  90 South St, Murdoch

Parking:    Free parking in Car Park 4

RSVP:        Essential by Friday 12 July 2013 to or telephone 9360 6176

The visit is funded by the Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT) together with the University of Tasmania and Murdoch University School of Arts. This event is kindly co-sponsored by the Indonesian Consulate-General of Western Australia.

Places are limited.

Contact: Ms Heather Stoddart
Phone: 9360 6148