Writer: Leila S. Chudori
Speaker: Robertus Robet, Melani Budianta, Rocky Gerung
Moderator: Arif Zulkifli
Free of charge
Laut Bercerita (2017) is Leila S. Chudori’s latest novel. It follows a family grappling with loss, a circle of friends coping with emptiness in their souls, and a group of people who relishes in violence and betrayal. It is also a story about steadfast love.
Leila is an Indonesian novelist whose works have been translated into many languages. One of them is Pulang (2012), which received Best Proseprize at the 2013 Khatulistiwa Award and was selected as one of 75 notable translations of 2016 by World Literature Today. Currently, she is busy compiling a book of interviews with Indonesian and foreign luminaries, as well as a novel Tanah Bayang-Bayang.
This program is made possible through a cooperation between Komunitas Salihara, Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, Cineria, and Yayasan Dian Sastrowardoyo.