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Jakarta Post

Sitor gets lifetime award in Ubud

  • Prodita Sabarini and Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 7 2010   /  10:08 am

Bali’s famous writers festival kicked off Wednesday by handing over, for the first time in its history, a lifetime achievement award to Indonesian senior writer Sitor Situmorang. Welcome dance: Padma Nara Swara performers stage the Lambang Sari dance during the opening ceremony of the Citibank Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2010 at Puri Ubud, Bali, on Wednesday evening. More than 130 writers from 30 countries are expected to attend the five-day festival titled “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika: Harmony in Diversity”.JP/Stanny AnggaDuring the opening, festival organizers bestowed a lifetime achievement award on Sitor. The 1945-generation writer is a prolific author who was once jailed for eight years without trial for
his essay, Revolutionary Literature. He was a lecturer in the Netherlands for 10 years before returning to Indonesia. His 2001 work Paris La Nuit has been translated in to ...