Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Website dedicated to Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer. It is intended primarily as a research tool. It contains photos, biographical and bibliographical information, essays and interviews in translation, news reports and book reviews, abstracts, articles and letters, a growing list of publishers, and many other links. Submissions, requests, questions and links are welcome. Note that some documents reproduced here or linked to contain inaccuracies: rather than repeat them, please double-check your facts. Also, if any of the links on this page go dead, and you really need access to the document in question, I may be able to dig it up: just ask.

"Ilmu pengetahuan semakin banyak melahirkan keajaiban. Dongengan leluhur sampai malu tersipu. Tak perlu lagi orang bertapa bertahun untuk dapat bicara dengan seseorang di seberang lautan. Orang Jerman telah memasang kawat laut dari Inggris sampai India! Dan kawat semacam itu membiak berjuluran ke seluruh permukaan bumi. Seluruh dunia kini dapat mengawasi tingkah-laku seseorang. Dan orang dapat mengawasi tingkah-laku seluruh dunia" (Bumi Manusia, p.316).
[Scientific knowledge brought into being ever more wonders. The legends of my ancestors were shamed into silence. No longer did one have to meditate for years to be able to speak with someone across the sea. Some Germans had stretched a sea-cable from England to India! And wires of this sort were proliferating from here to there all across the face of the earth. Now the whole world could observe the actions of a single person. And one could watch the activity of the whole world.]


Biographical information

Essays by Pramoedya in translation

Interviews in translation

Original works in translation

Original works in Bahasa Indonesia

Interviews in Bahasa Indonesia

Letters, correspondence, essays, speeches and public statements

Articles from Lentera

1999 tour



On the book Hoakiau di Indonesia

On the film Jalan Raya Pos (The Great Post Road)

Book reviews

Bibliographical information

News reports in English

News reports in Indonesian


For further information


Pram's new literary agent is responsible for all foreign language rights:

Anna Soler-Pont
Anna Soler-Pont Literary Agency 08021 Barcelona
tel 00 34 93 201 90 90
fax 00 34 93 414 43 28

The Indonesian-language originals of many of Pramoedya's books are available by mail from his Malaysian publishers:

Wira Karya
11 Lorong 11/4E
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Fax: 603-7561879
Email: Wira Karya

One of Pram's English-language publishers:

Hyperion Press
114 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Email: [email protected]

An English translation of Pram's Tales from Djakarta can be ordered from SEAP Publications:

Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications
640 Stewart Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3857
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Webpage: SEAP Publications [site uses Javascript]

Pramoedya's Indonesian publishers:

Hasta Mitra
Jalan Kelapa Sawit I no.6
Jakarta Timur 13120
Tel./Fax: (0-21) 858 06 37
Email: [email protected]
or [email protected]

A new English-language publisher in Indonesia:

Equinox Publishing
Jalan Malabar #4
Jakarta 12970
Tel./Fax: +62 21 829 7734
Email: [email protected]

Pramoedya's Dutch publishers:

Uitgeverij De Geus
Leistraat 6 / Postbus 1878
4801 BW Breda
telefoon: 076 - 5228151
fax: 076 - 5222599
E-mail: [email protected]

Pramoedya's German publishers:

Horlemann Verlag
Gruener Weg 11
D-53572 Unkel
Deutschland / Germany
Fax. +49 (0) 2224 / 54 29
Email: [email protected]

Another of Pram's German-language publishers:

Limmat Verlag
Rieterstrasse 18
CH - 8059 Zürich
Telefon: 0041 - 1 - 281 14 00
Telefax: 0041 - 1 - 281 14 40
Homepage Email: [email protected]

Pram's Italian language publishers:

il Saggiatore
via Melzo 9
20129 Milano, Italia
Email: [email protected]

Pram's Spanish and Basque language publishers:

Editorial Txalaparta S.L.
Navaz y Vides 1-2
31300 Tafalla-Navarra
Estado espanol

Tf. 948 755260
Fax 948 755012

Email: [email protected]

Publishers with translations of Pramoedya's work--in print, in any language--who would like to be listed here, should contact me: [email protected].

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