Teddy W. Kusuma runs POST, a bookstore and a small publisher at Pasar Santa, Jakarta. Since 2014, POST has become an alternative bookstore for readers to find works from independent publishers, as well to find a selection of well-curated books from international writers. POST has also become a space for warm interactions between readers and writers through book discussions and routinely-held writing classes. With Maesy Ang, her partner at POST, Teddy wrote fiction and travel narratives. His novel, Semasa, was published in 2018.
JILF is an annual international literary festival initiated by the Literary Committee of Jakarta Arts Council (JAC). Just as JAC was built and nurtured by artists and for arts, JILF was founded by writers for the sake of literature and book industry.