Realism and Autobiography: A Weakness in Our Literary Output?

Salihara’s Literary Forge

Wednesday, January 16, 2019,
07:00 PM
Salihara Lobby

Speakers: Ayu Utami, Nirwan Dewanto, Zen Hae
Moderator: Alpha Hambally

Realism and autobiography have become the forms that many modern literary writers in Indonesia stake their outputs upon. Despite the numerous forms of experimentation that exist in literature, these genres remain popular choices. Are they a strength or a weakness in Indonesian literature? What do Salihara curators think of works in these genres?