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Jakarta Post

Rancage Literary Awards go to local short story writers

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 4 2010   /  09:58 am

Short story writers have won all of the 2010 Rancage Literary Awards, which recognise outstanding literature written in local languages. The awards will be presented in Yogyakarta in May this year.The Rancage Cultural Foundation has selected this year’s award winners, given annually to Sundanese, Javanese, Balinese and Lampung literary figures for their creative excellence and dedication to preserving local literary traditions.Lampung writer Asarpin Aslami, a former Urban Poor Consortium activist, won the award for his collection of short stories Cerita-Cerita Jak Bandar Negeri Semuong (Stories from Bandar Negeri Semuong), while Sundanese writer Usep Romli H.M was recognized for his compilation of short stories Sanggeus Umur Tunggang Gunung (After getting older).The winner of the Javanese literary works category went to Sumono Sandi Asmoro for his compilation of stories Layang Panantan...