Kelana Wisnu Sapta Nugraha is an independent researcher with a wide range of interests, ranging from literature, history, postcolonial studies, musicology, and narratology. He founded the pop-up library Pijar based in Blitar in 2016, Jungkir Balik Pustaka, an indie publisher based in Jatinangor in 2017, as well as the Alit literature study group and the Sulur history study group were co-founded by him in Jatinangor. In 2020, along with eight other colleagues, he ran Pustaka Pias, a non-profit publisher based in Bandung focused on decolonization issues.  
  •  A Spoonful of Sugar in Your Cup of Tea: Questions on Colonialism and Discrimination in Five Acts / Sesendok Gula dalam Secangkir Tehmu: Persoalan Kolonialisme dan Diskriminasi dalam Lima Babak (Pustaka Pias, British Council) [forthcoming] 

Journal Article/Book Chapter

  • "Bersenandung di Tengah Badai: Musik dalam Dinamika Kekerasan Antikomunis" in Jurnal Sejarah Vol. 4 No. 2 (2021)
  • "Elang Liberal di Kaki Langit Indonesia" in FINKS: Bagaimana CIA Mengelabui Sastrawan Besar Dunia, Joel Whitney terj. Al Mukhlishiddin (Pustaka Pias, 2021)
  • Orchestrating Immutable Songs: Re-reading the Impact of the 1965 Mass Killings on Indonesian Music History accepted to be presented at 1st Altersea Videoconference hosted by Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS), Paris, France, 7—9 July 2021. 
  • Silence Speaks When The Words Can't: The 19651966 Mass Killings in Banyuwangi through Endro Wilis’s Songs accepted to be presented at 5th International Conference on Genocide at California State University, Sacramento in the University Union, United States of America, 1—3 November 2018; 


  • FINKS: Bagaimana CIA Mengelabui Sastrawan Besar Dunia, oleh Joel Whitney terj. Al Mukhlishiddin (Pustaka Pias, 2021)
  • Komitmen Sosial dalam Sastra dan Seni: Sejarah Lekra 1950-1965, oleh Keith Foulcher terj. Rima Febriani (Pustaka Pias, 2020)
Interviewed and featured:
  1.  Driven By Design: Indie Publishers Bring Back Love for Physical Book (Jakarta Post)  
  2. Makna Ruang Publik Bagi Seniman Bandung di Masa Pandemi (Tempo)
  3. Jungkir Balik Memperkenalkan Nick Drake ke Publik Indonesia Lewat Buku (Vice)


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