The Wandering

Hosted by Associate Professor Sharyn Davies, Director of the Monash Herb Feith Centre, this webinar explores The Wandering, a novel about the highs and lows of global nomadism, the politics and privileges of travel and desire, and the freedoms and limitations of the choices we make.This webinar will also discuss issues on the state of literature in Indonesia, the joys and trials of translation and the need for more Indonesian literature available in English.

'The Wandering', written by Indonesian author Intan Paramaditha and translated into English by Associate Professor Stephen Epstein, is celebrated by The Guardian as “an ingenious choose-your-own-adventure challenge.” The novel was selected as Tempo's Best Literary Fiction and shortlisted for the Khatulistiwa Literary Award. It received a PEN Translates Award from the English PEN.

Watch the seminar here.