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Indonesia

Eliza Vitri Handayani

Eliza Vitri Handayani is an author and a literary translator. Her novel From Now On Everything Will Be Different was published in 2015 by Vagabond Press. The Indonesian version of that novel,...

Eka Kurniawan

Eka Kurniawan is an Indonesian writer. He was born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, November 28, 1975. He studied philosophy at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He works as a journalist, writer and...

Acep Zamzam Noor

Indonesian poet and painter Acep Zamzam Noor was born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, in 1960, and grew up in a traditional religious environment. Noor writes both in Indonesian, his national...

Linda Christanty

Linda Christanty writes short stories, essays, and reportage. She has published three short story anthologies and two collections of essays. Her work has won several awards: the Khatulistiwa...

Clara Ng

Clara Ng was born in Jakarta in 1973. In 1997, she graduated from Ohio State University with majors in interpersonal communication and linguistics. She lived in the U.S. for seven years before...

Debra Yatim

Debra Yatim is a translator of short stories and longer fiction, poetry, and news items. She is a contributing editor for Tempo English in Indonesia, and has written four volumes of poetry (one...

Mona Sylviana

Mona Sylviana was born in 1972 in Bandung, West Java. After graduating from the Faculty of Communications at the University of Pajajaran, she spent a considerable time at the Arts, Literature,...

Toni Pollard

Toni Pollard has been a teacher of Indonesian in Australia for over 45 years, both at the high school and university levels. A qualified translator of Indonesian to English since 1993 with...

Hasif Amini

Although Hasif Amini studied economics at the University of Indonesia, his interest in literature led him to change course and become a freelance translator, essayist, and editor. He served as...

Taufik Ikram Jamil

Taufik Ikram Jamil, born in Teluk Belitung, Riau, in 1963, is a poet and a writer of short stories and novels and now lives in the provincial capital of Pekanbaru. After graduating...

M. Iksaka Banu

Iksaka Banu was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1964. He studied design at the Faculty of Art and Design at Bandung Institute of Technology and worked in advertising in Jakarta until...

Tjandra Kerton

Tjandra Kerton is a translator from the Indonesian.

Zen Hae

Zen Hae writes prose, poetry, and literary criticism. He was born in Jakarta in 1970, and has a degree in language and literature from IKIP Jakarta (now State University of Jakarta). His long...

Marjie Suanda

Marjie Suanda came to Indonesia in 1976 with a scholarship from the Center for World Music in Berkeley, California to further her studies of Javanese traditional dance. Marjie has a...

Joan Suyenaga

Joan Suyenaga was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and earned an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Hawaii. She began studying traditional Javanese music (gamelan) and language in the...

Syahmedi Dean

Syahmedi Dean, a journalist by profession, was born May 14, 1969, and graduated from the Indonesian Art Academy (Institut Seni Indonesia) with a degree in visual communications design in 1985....

Cok Sawitri

Cok Sawitri, born in Sideman (Bali) in 1968, is a journalist, novelist, playwright, poet, and activist. Her poetry, short stories, essays, and feature articles have appeared in most every major...

Dorothea Rosa Herliany

Dorothea Rosa Herliany was born October 20, 1963, and is a poet, teacher, journalist, and publisher. Her poems have been translated and published in Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, South...

Nenden Lilis A.

Nenden Lilis A., born in Malangbong-Garut (West Java) in 1971, works as a lecturer in the Department of Education and Literature at the Indonesian Education University (UPI/Universitas...

Abidah El Khalieqy

Abidah El Khalieqy was born in 1965 in Jombang, East Java. This graduate of Ma’had Modern Putri PERSIS Bangil, Pasuruhan and IAIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta began to write in her youth and...

Oka Rusmini

Oka Rusmini, a Balinese author born in Jakarta in 1967, is a well-known poet, novelist, and short-story author. She has received numerous national awards for her works and is a frequent speaker...

Lily Yulianti Farid

Lily Yulianti Farid, journalist and writer, was born in 1971 and raised in Makassar (South Sulawesi). She wrote her first published work, a novella, when she was still in high school. As a...

Etik Juwita

Etik Juwita was born in Blitar (East Java) in 1982 and works as a housemaid in Hong Kong. Several of her stories have appeared in national publications and in Indonesian-language publications in...

Reda Gaudiamo

Reda Gaudiamo works for the Kompas-Gramedia publishing group in Jakarta, where she serves as managing editor for several women's magazines. Her first book was published in 2004 and she is...
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