Indonesia preps 150 literary translations for Frankfurt 2015

The Jakarta Post reports with Indonesia as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, Indonesian officials are getting ready to show the world the vast range of its culture and literature.

Deputy Education and Culture Minister Weindu Nuryanti told the paper that officials were making careful preparations to make sure the government was ready for the big event.

“We must understand that the book fair has a wide constellation [in the industry], so we’d like to treat Frankfurt Book Fair as a promotion place for Indonesia. We also think that we can develop some ideas, like gaining some ground for creating a translation center in Indonesia,” Wiendu said during a seminar entitled “On the Road to Frankfurt: How Translation Travels,” sponsored by Kompas Gramedia.

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