Literasia was established in 2019 as a news website, covering the publishing industry in Southeast Asia.
But in time, we realized that while Southeast Asia has so many brilliant talents - from writers, illustrators, and content creators - it still lacks the representative for its literary and creative works. With that in mind, in 2023 we decided to be a literary cum-creative agency as well to represent these talents, and also collaborates with publishers and other publishing industry shareholders. We hope that we can become a platform to facilitate their works, to be enjoyed by much bigger audiences: the rest of the world.
Yani Kurniawan is the director of Literasia.Holding a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, he left his engineering career in 2007, to pursue his passion for publishing by joining Serambi Publisher as their copyright coordinator. He worked in Tuttle-Mori Agency as a rights agent, handling Indonesian territory from 2010 to 2020.
Between 2015 - 2019, he was a member of the Indonesia National Book Committee, where he handles Literary Promotion and Publishing Rights.
Children's Book & Illustrator Agent
Evelyn Ghozalli has illustrated and written a number of children’s stories under the pseudonym EorG.
Active in the world of book publishing since 2005, Evelyn was and is still involved in several organizations and initiatives such as KELIR, SCBWI Indonesia, Litara Foundation, National Book
Committee, Jakarta Book City and TaCita.id.
Some of her works have received awards and mentions in various book events, including Samsung KidsTime Author Award, Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava, Indonesia Art Award, Islamic Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Benedicta S. F., or affectionally known as Bene, is our resident rights agent. She is also a freelance editor and a member of the secretariat team at the 17000 Pulau Imaji Foundation.
Previously, she was working as editor-in-chief and head of marketing communication at Puspa Swara, as well as business development staff at Buqu.
Bene is a graduate of the publishing study program at the Polytechnic University of Indonesia and majoring in advertising communications at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia.