Joss Wibisono

10 March The Exiles 18:30 Rialto VU Introduction + Panel


Joss Wibisono is a freelance journalist, researcher and writer. He writes mostly for Indonesian media such as Tempo (Jakarta), Suara Merdeka (Semarang) and (Jakarta), but his essays are also published in Dutch, English and French. He has worked for 25 years for the Indonesian Service of Radio Netherlands

Worldwide, the last two years as senior editor. He graduated from Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in Salatiga and Universiteit van Amsterdam. In 2011 he was a visiting scholar at Centre for South East Asian Studies CSEAS of Kyoto University in Japan.

In 2012 his collection of essays was published as a book entitled Saling SilangIndonesia Eropa, about mutual influences between his homeland and Europe. He has also published two fictions, a story collection about Indonesian resistance in occupied Amsterdam during WWII, and a novella about an Indonesian slave who became an opera singer in 19 th century Amsterdam. In 2020 his fourth book was published about language and power in Indonesia. He makes Amsterdam his Hometown.