Khatulistiwa announces short list (The Jakarta Post, 2005)

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 09/04/2005 10:15 AM

The prestigious Khatulistiwa Literary Award was established in 2000 by QB World Books in association with Plaza Senayan, and is a national, annual award dedicated to honoring and developing exemplary Indonesian literature.

Now in its fifth year, the 2004-2005 award covers those works published between June 1, 2004 and May 30, 2005, and comprises two categories, prose and poetry. The award is sponsored by publishing companies as well as Indonesian and foreign corporations, such as the Gramedia Group and Ernst&Young.

Winners of the two categories will be selected and announced at a formal event at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Atrium, Plaza Senayan, which is open to the public. Cash prizes will be given to the winning author and poet, at Rp 100 million for prose and Rp 50 million for poetry. Following are the finalists of both categories…

Winners of the two categories will be selected and announced at a formal event at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Atrium, Plaza Senayan, which is open to the public. Cash prizes will be given to the winning author and poet, at Rp 100 million for prose and Rp 50 million for poetry. Following are the finalists of both categories. — JP

Prose
1. Djenar Maesa Ayu
Nayla
Gramedia Pustaka Utama, May 2005

2. Intan Paramaditha
Sihir Perempuan/Woman’s sorcery (short story anthology)
Katakita, May 2005

3. N. Riantiarno
Cermin Merah/The red mirror (novel)
Grasindo, November 2004

4. Raudal Tanjung Banua
Parang Tak Berulu/The hiltless machete (short story anthology)
Gramedia Pustaka Utama, May 2005

5. Seno Gumira Ajidarma
Kitab Omong Kosong/Book of nonsense (novel)
Penerbit Bentang Pustaka, July 2004

Poetry

1. Hamid Jabbar
Indonesiaku/My Indonesia
Yayasan Indonesia, July 2004

2. Imam Budhi Santosa
Matahari-matahari Kecil/Little suns
Grasindo, October 2004

3. Joko Pinurbo
Kekasihku/My love
Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, July 2004

4. Raudal Tanjung Banua
Gugusan Mata Ibu/Cluster of mother’s eyes
Bentang Pustaka, May 2005

5. Remy Sylado
Kerygma dan Martyria/Kerygma and Martyria
Gramedia Pustaka Utama, July 2004

Notes: The nominees are listed in alphabetical order, not based on rank. English translations of titles are provided by The Jakarta Post.

 

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