Niduparas Erlang

Mentawai

Niduparas Erlang was born in Serang Banten, October 11, 1986. He writes short stories and essays. His first collection of short stories, La Rangku (2011) was named the best collection at the Surabaya Art Festival in 2011, his second collection, Penanggung Tiga Butir Lada Hitam di Dalam Pusar (2015) won the 2015 Siwa Nataraja Award. And his third collection, La Rangku; Yang Terlahir dari Keriangan dan Kehilangan (2017). He was a participant of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) 2012, the Essay Writing Workshopheld by Mastera (Majelis Sastra Asia Tenggara, or the Southeast Asian Literature Council) 2014, and the Jakarta Arts Council’s Literary Critics Class of 2016. Been a student at Department of Education and Teacher Trainingat Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, and he is now pursuing graduate studies in Oral Tradition in the Literature Department, at the University of Indonesia.