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Linda Christanty

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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 Literary Award in the Best Fiction Book category—twice—for the short stories “Kuda Terbang Maria Pinto” (The Flying Horse of Maria Pinto) and “Rahasia Selma” (Selma’s Secret). She has also twice won the Prose Award from the Language Centre of the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia for her essay collection Dari Jawa Sampai Atjeh (From Java Heading To Aceh), and her short story collection, “Seekor Anjing Mati di Bala Murghab” (A Dog Died in Bala Murghab). Her short story “Daun-daun Kering” (Dry Leaves) won Best Short Story from Kompas in 1989. In 2013, she received the Southeast Asian Writers Award in Bangkok, Thailand. She has also received awards for her activism on women’s issues, such as the N-Peace Award 2012 for Asia Pacific and the Kartini Award 2014 (Indihome Women Awards 2014). She currently lives in Jakarta. 

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