Laksmi Pamuntjak


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in Jakarta, Indonesia
December 22, 1971

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Laksmi Pamuntjak is a bilingual Indonesian novelist, poet, food writer, journalist and co-founder of Aksara Bookstore. She works as an art and food consultant and writes for numerous local and international publications including opinion articles for the Guardian.

She is the author of two collections of poetry (one of which, Ellipsis, appeared in the 2005 Herald UK Books of the Year pages); a treatise on the relationship between man and violence based on the Iliad; a collection of short stories based on paintings; five editions of the best-selling and award-winning Jakarta Good Food Guide; two translations of the works of Indonesian poet and essayist Goenawan Mohamad; and two bestselling novels.

Amba/The Question of Red, Pamuntjak’s first n
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Amba: Sebuah Novel

3.85 avg rating — 1,763 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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The Birdwoman's Palate

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2.98 avg rating — 941 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Perang, Langit, dan Dua Per...

3.03 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2006
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The Anagram

3.76 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2006
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Ellipsis

3.92 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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There Are Tears In Things: ...

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Jakarta Good Food Guide 200...

3.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2002
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The Diary of R.S.: Musings ...

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“Selalu ada yang membuat terlena dan tak berdaya pada hujan, pada rintik dan aromanya, pada bunyi dan melankolinya, pada caranya yang pelan sekaligus brutal dalam memetik kenangan yang tak diinginkan”
Laksmi Pamuntjak, Amba: Sebuah Novel

“Laut seperti ibu. Dalam dan menunggu.”
Laksmi Pamuntjak, Amba: Sebuah Novel

“Ketika bicara menunggu, itu bukan tentang berapa jam, hari dan bulan.
Kita bicara tentang titik di mana kita akhirnya memutuskan untuk percaya”
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