Issue 46


WHY jesse sutanto?

A Journey Through Humour, Mystery, and Family Dynamics

In the vast and ever-evolving landscape of literature, there are authors who shine bright, captivating readers with their unique storytelling prowess. This April, we are thrilled to feature Jesse Sutanto on the cover of Reader’s House magazine, and there are countless reasons why she rightfully claims her place among literary luminaries.

Jesse Sutanto is not just an author; she is a storyteller extraordinaire whose narratives transcend boundaries, blending humour, mystery, and cultural insight seamlessly. Her journey from a crisis-ridden undergrad to a Master’s graduate from the University of Oxford showcases resilience and determination, qualities that resonate throughout her work.

At the heart of Jesse’s storytelling lies an exploration of familial dynamics—a theme deeply rooted in her Indonesian heritage. Through her debut novel, “Dial A for Aunties,” Jesse invites readers into a world where chaos and murder collide with family bonds, offering a refreshing take on the mystery genre.

What sets Jesse apart is her cinematic approach to storytelling, honed by her background in film and television production. Her novels unfold like scenes from a movie, captivating readers with vivid imagery and captivating plot twists. It’s this visual storytelling prowess that has garnered widespread acclaim for her work.

Moreover, Jesse’s contributions extend beyond the written page. With “Dial A for Aunties” optioned for adaptation into a Netflix movie, she brings cultural nuances to the forefront, ensuring authentic representation—an essential aspect of diversity and inclusion in literature.

As we delve deeper into Jesse’s world in this issue, we are reminded of the transformative power of storytelling. Through her characters and narratives, Jesse invites readers on a journey of self-discovery, laughter, and intrigue—a journey that leaves an indelible mark on the literary landscape.

In featuring Jesse Sutanto on our cover, we celebrate not just an author but a visionary whose stories inspire, entertain, and unite readers from all walks of life. Join us as we embark on this literary adventure with Jesse Sutanto, a beacon of creativity and imagination in the world of literature.

Philip Hilton

Master of the Written Word — From Journalism to Bestselling Thrillers

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