Laksmi Pamuntjak (Jakarta, Indonesia) is the author of two collections of poetry, The Anagram and Ellipsis (2005); a treatise on violence entitled Perang, Langit dan Dua Perempuan (War, Heaven, and Two Women); the award-winning The Jakarta Good Food Guide series; a collection of short stories based on paintings entitled The Diary of R.S.: Musings on Art; and two translations of the works of leading Indonesian poet Goenawan Mohamad entitled Goenawan Mohamad: Selected Poems and On God and Other Unfinished Things. She has just completed her first novel, The Blue Widow.