Felix K. NESI (fiction writer, activist; Indonesia) is the author of Orang-Orang Oetimu [People of Oetimu], which won the 2018 Jakarta Arts Council Novel Competition, and, in 2016, the story collection Usaha Membunuh Sepi [Effort to Kill the Quiet]. With the support of the Indonesian National Book Committee, he has researched Timorese slavery in the Netherlands. He is also the founder of a street bookstore, a library, and the book festival Kencan Buku Fesek, all in West Timor. His participation is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Join Lara Norgaard, an essayist and translator, for a live interview with Nesi on how his novel, On the Night of the World Cup Finals and Other Unexpected Matches in Timor, fits into the dynamic landscape of contemporary writing in Indonesia. This book talk is co-sponsored by NYSEAN and the Asian American Writers Workshop, and will be moderated by NYSEAN co-founder Margaret Scott.