Intan Paramaditha and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie in conversation with Syd Moore
Fri 15 March
Intan Paramaditha is an Indonesian writer whose collection of short stories, Apple and Knife, re-writes traditional Indonesian folk tales through a feminist horror lens. Syd Moore’s mystery thrillers are inspired by her research into the myths of Essex, where she grew up and lives. Join us as these two extraordinary women meet to discuss their work, their different perspectives and what it means to re-write these old stories and myths with a contemporary, feminist slant.
Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie is Metal’s Writer in Residence for the Essex Writers House project, also from Indonesia (biog below).
Tickets: £7 / £5 (25yrs and under)
Box Office: Mercury Theatre – 01206 573948
Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie is an Indonesian fiction writer who first came to national attention when she won Jakarta Arts Council Novel Writing Competition with Di Tanah Lada (In Pepper Land, 2015), which was later longlisted for Khatulistiwa Literary Award. She won the same competition in 2016 with Semua Ikan di Langit (All the Fish in the Sky, 2017), for which she was awarded Badan Bahasa Literary Award by Indonesian Ministry of Educations and Cultures. Ziggy mainly writes about children and social criticism, both in forms of literary and popular fiction. Among her numerous popular fiction works, Jakarta Sebelum Pagi (Jakarta Dawning, 2016), her Young Adult novel, received Editor’s Choice Award from Rolling Stones Indonesia.
In 2018, she joined Ruang Perempuan dan Tulisan (Women & Writing), a project that aimed to rediscover forgotten Indonesian female writers. Heavily influenced by this research, her latest manuscript was described as a “feminist narration on unspoken Indonesian history” and received an honourable mention from Jakarta Arts Council.
Ziggy has been supported by the National Organising Committee of Indonesia and the British Council to be in residence at Metal during March 2019.