essays & listicles


Monsters Made, Not Begotten

beyond the binary (the translator’s note for Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu)

inner beauty

Changing the Literary Default from English or: To the English-Lit Lovers Who Should Be Reading This but Aren’t

Why Are Indonesians Being Erased from Indonesian Literature?

The Indonesian Writers Are Where They’ve Always Been And Stop Making Them Invisible

Yet Another “I Left Academia Story”


More Money, More Problems: 8 Novels About Rich People Who Don’t Have It AllOff the Shelf, 6 January 2020

When Murder Is A Family AffairCrimeReads, 22 January 2020