It's such a pity that the South-East Asian Literary Project died a quiet death as it was a very useful blog with great potential.
The Asian and Pacific Writers Network is well worth taking a look at
Having said that, today I received this invitation from Indonesian publisher Richard Oh to the 8th Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2008. This is an award which Richard, book lover extraordinaire, initiated with QB World Books . (This is the bookshop to visit in Jakarta.)
I pass it on to you just in case you can make it, but mostly because, well ... it's just nice to know, isn't it?
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008*Language note : Khatulistiwa means Equator btw.
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: At the Atrium of Plaza Senayan
Street: Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan
City/Town: Jakarta, Indonesia
Contact/ Info Phone: 628111552269
Email: richardoh2007 at gmail dot com
This is the 8th Khatulistiwa* Literary Award 2008, continuing a tradition for excellence in Indonesian writing. The award has been won by Goenawan Mohamad, Remy Sylado, Hamsad Rangkuti, Seno Gumira, Linda Christanti, and many more.
This year's short list (in random order):
Glonggong by Junaedi Setiono, Hubbu by Mashuri, Kaca Piring by Danarto, Rahasia Meede by ES Ito, Bilangan Fu by Ayu Utami
Orgasmanya by Hasan Aspahani, Jantung Lebah Ratu by Nirwan Dewanto, Sajak-sajak Menjelang Tidur by Wendoko, Pandora by Oka Rusmini, Teman-Teman dari Atap Bahasa by Afrizal Malna
And a prize for a writer under 30 years old.
The purse money for prose and poetry this year is Rp 100 millions. And Rp 30 for the winner of Writer Under 30 Years old
** Sorry, not our Nic Wong as Dreamer Idiot points out in the comments.