Author talk – Crossings and Borders – Agustinus Wibowo
NT Writer’s Festival and the Alice Springs Public Library are proud to host Agustinus Wibowo, an Indonesian travel writer and photographer as a special guest of the festival.
Agustinus’ first book Selimut Debu (A Blanket of Dust), chronicles his journey in the war-torn Afghanistan. Selimut Debu soon became a best-seller. It was followed by Garis Batas (Borderlines) – a reflection on the meaning of borders. Then after ten years wandering the world, he wrote Titik Nol (Zero: When the Journey Takes You Home). Part travel book, part memoir, Zero has pioneered a new genre in Indonesian travel literature by allowing readers to experience the writer’s physical, spiritual and emotional journey. Agustinus is currently working on a nonfiction book on nationalism based on his travels in the Malay Archipelago, Europe and Suriname.
This will be his first appearance at the NT Writers’ Festival, he will talk about his life and writing and his obsession with borders – political borders, geographical borders, psychological borders – and identities.
No bookings required