As a young man, Jonathan Falla worked in a gloriously antiquated Javanese print shop. The stories he heard about Indonesia’s war of independence inspired a novel about a Dutch colonial printer in Java. Falla’s experiences in the print shop, meanwhile, inspired his decision to privately print his novel in a specially designed limited edition.
Jonathan Falla shares his experiences and observations (and even some of his writing exercises) as he directs a residential Creative Writing summer school in St Andrews.
We also share two recent highlights from our Vox short audio series.