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Indonesia to present 300 books at Frankfurt Book Fair

Masajeng Rahmiasri
Masajeng Rahmiasri

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, September 30, 2016  /  04:24 pm
Indonesia to present 300 books at Frankfurt Book Fair

The 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair. (Shutterstock.com/Jorg Hackemann)

Indonesia will participate in Germany’s Frankfurt Book Fair slated for Oct. 19-23 and plans to display around 300 titles.

Head of national books committee Laura Prinsloo told Antara news agency that the selected books included the works of Laksmi Pamuntjak, Eka Kurniawan and Seno Gumira Ajidarma. 

Last year Indonesia was a guest of honor at the fair and Laura said last year's recognition had allowed Indonesian writers to promote their work on a global stage.

"We were invited to participate again this year due to our accomplishments last year," she added.

(Read also: New book digs deeper into history of Indonesian cinema)

Two years ago, up to 60 Indonesian books were reportedly bought by foreign publishers. This number doubled in 2015.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is an annual event that has been held since 1949. (kes)

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