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a little pause


It’s our birthday, and you’re invited!

It has been a year since we opened the doors to our little corner of the world. The exact birthday of Comma Books is hazy in our minds, but in a way, it has always existed deep in our hearts. We created Comma Books out of a shared love and belief in two thing: the words that live within us, and the way we share it with others. Our dream was to reimagine literature for the modern world: practical, compact, and easy to reach, and yet still intimate, rich, and limitless.

We are honoured and excited to invite all of you –– family, friends, collaborators, and loyal readers –– to join us on our little anniversary party this December. The event will include writing workshops, readings by your favourite writers, musical guests, and an exhibition interpreting our body of work. Click the button below to join us for a weekend of exploration, curiosity, and celebration.


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In Which We Emerge


Dear readers,

We are honoured – and elated – to publish this year’s selection of emerging writers. From Andre Septiawan’s Suara Murai, whose call for home infuses his poetry, to Pratiwi Juliani’s Atraksi Lumba-Lumba, whose collection of short stories explores the darkness and deceit of the human heart, to Muhammad Wahyudi’s Serayu Malam, who pulls us into his characters’ lives as they embark on a cross-country train trip, to Darmawati Majid, who appears and disappears between tradition and modernity within her short stories. These work spans across style, themes, and movements within the archipelago, and represent the best and the brightest of the generation.

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Compassion Corner

What are the things that make you happy? This question was always in our mind during the process of creating Compassion Anthology, our collaborative book with Lingkar, a youth mental health services that provides support groups and a safe community.

To accompany the book, we are sharing our very own tips and methods of daily self-care from comfort food, refreshing drinks, health and beauty, to bed, bath, and beyond.


Our Story

We are a publishing initiative within Penerbit KPG 
dedicated to works of fiction, nonfiction, and everything
in between by contemporary emerging writers. We are
interested in writings that are tender, intimate, and limitless.
Writings that last. Writings with a life of their own. 

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday
10 am - 4 pm

(021) 53650110
Kompas Gramedia,
Jl. Palmerah Barat No.29-37,
Jakarta Selatan

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