Laksmi Pamuntjak is a bilingual Indonesian novelist, poet, food writer and journalist. She writes for many publications including the Guardian. She has authored three collections of poetry; a collection of short stories, five editions of the award-winning Jakarta Good Food Guide and three novels.
The German translation of her debut novel, Amba, won the LiBeraturpreis 2016. The movie adaptation of her second novel, The Birdwoman’s Palate, premiered in Indonesia in 2018. Pamuntjak’s third novel, Fall Baby, was published in September 2019 by Penguin Random House.