Senior Research Fellow in Anthropology at the School of Social Science at Monash University, Melbourne. At the moment she is conducting a 3-year research project on: “ People smuggling in Indonesia: causes, pathways and responses.” Her main areas of interest include: migration and mobility studies, transnational movements and diasporas politics, first and foremost in the contemporary Indonesian and Southeast Asian context.
Since 2005, Benedicte Gorrillot has published more than sixty articles on various contemporary french and francophone poets. She has also published five books about contemporary french and currently finishing three books. Besides, Benedicte Gorrillot is the author of various artistic publications : booklets of exhibitions, books of artists in bibliophilia, poetic files, and a poetic novel Les Yeux d’après (Paris : Arbalète editions, 1997, 310 pages).
An award-winning Australian writer in the history and travel writing genre. His 2015 book, “Tambora: Travels to Sumbawa and the Mountain that Changed the World” was launched for the bicentenary of Tambora’s huge eruption. It was accepted by President Widodo at the inauguration of the Tambora National Park. It won the best non-fiction award in the Northern Territory in Darwin in 2015.
Research Fellow at Monash University in the Faculty of Arts and the Australia Indonesia Centre. Her research interests include Indonesian politics and contemporary history and Australia Indonesia interactions.
received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award to move to West Java, Indonesia, and complete her first novel ‘Troppo’ in 2011. As part of this award, she worked with mentors at Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Islam Bandung. ‘Troppo’, is about surfing, feral Australian bule, and is set in south Sumatra. It won the 2014 City of Fre0mantle T.A.G Hungerford Award
Malaysian writer and filmmaker. Author of six novels and several short films, his body of works transgress between poetry, short story compilations, photobooks, lit zines (Rorschach Ink), playwrighting (Teater Modular), research based project (LiteraCity) and music/sound composition (via Joni Atari).
Parents from Iran, born & living in Germany. Her first novel (Nachts ist es leise in Teheran = At night, it is quiet in Tehran) was acclaimed by many critics. A very well written story of a migrant family from Iran living in Germany. She also teaches creative writing, and is looking forward to give workshop(s).
Indonesian-born writer, Xu Xi is an English language novelist from Hong Kong. Her latest novel, That Man in Our Lives, was recently published by C&R Press in September 2016. Her work has appeared in various international literary journals and magazines.
A poet and essayist from Cebu, Phillipines. He received an MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) from Washington University on a Fulbright Scholarship and has recently completed an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. His first book of poems, The Highest Hiding Place, was given the Madrigal Gonzales Best First Book Award.
An Australian writer, researcher, musician and education consultant. He has been based in Indonesia for 25 years. He is the author of two books, the acclaimed ‘Crazy Little Heaven, an Indonesian Journey’ and ‘Looking for Borneo’.