Ben Sohib /web/author-n-artist/ben-sohib

Ben Sohib born 1967 in Jember, East Java had attended journalism classes, but spent most of his time as a vocalist in a progressive rock band at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s. At present, besides writing, he also works as editor for Ufuk Press.

Dea Anugrah /web/author-n-artist/dea-anugrah

Dea Anugrah is a writer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. His most recent poetry collection Misa Arwah (2015) was longlisted in 2016 Khatulistiwa Literary Award. His collection of short stories Bakat Menggonggong (2016) was chosen by Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine as one of the Indonesian best books of 2016. He regularly writes essays and journalistic reports for

Debby Lukito Goeyardi /web/author-n-artist/debby-lukito-goeyardi

Debby Lukito Goeyardi is a children and teens book author who has published several books. One of her picture books for children titled “Waktunya Cepuk Terbang” (It’s Time for Cepuk to Fly) won the 2016 Samsung KidsTime Author’s Award in Singapore and was displayed in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017. She focuses more on serving the community through literacy and social activities by empowering her roles as chairperson of KPBA Bali (Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak / The Society for the Advacement of Children’s Literature – Bali Branch) and founder of Kanaditya Community. 

Kemala Atmojo /web/author-n-artist/kemala-atmojo

Kemala  Atmojo  started his journalistic career at Zaman (1983) magazine, followed by Swasembada, Matra and Gatra.  He has been the Chief Editor for various magazines: Humor, Matra, Gamma, Nirvana, Cerita Kita, Business Week and Moviegoers.  In the film industry he held the position of Director in PT Sinema Sejati which produced the large screen movie Sri (1997), the TV series Arjuna Mencari Cinta (1988), and FTV’s Penari and Dalam Bayangan Ibu (1998).  He was Program & News Director for Pasifik TV in Manado (2004).

Koko Hendri Lubis /web/author-n-artist/koko-hendri-lubis

Koko Hendri Lubis, was born in 1977 in Medan. A scholar pop culture & traditional oral in North Sumatera. He has written many articles in several buletines, newspapers and magazines. Some of his books are Bayo Jambu : Story about Mandailing People (2014), Si Muntu, The Bad Person : The oral literature from Mandailing (2014), Kumpulan Buras Mandailing (2015), Hikayat Si Pogos (2015),and Pernikahan Tradisional di Mandailing (2016).

Kurnia Effendi /web/author-n-artist/kurnia-effendi

Kurnia Effendi was born in Tegal, October 20, 1960. Writing first time for mass media in 1978 through magazine Gadis, Aktuil, and Sinar Harapan newspaper. In the 80's, he participated in many fiction writing competitions and won about 30 awards, 8 of them in first place.

Mario F. Lawi /web/author-n-artist/mario-f-lawi

Mario F. Lawi was born in Kupang, Timor, East Nusa Tenggara. On Februari 19, 2011, he and several writers in Kupang initiated Dusun Flobamora literary community, which keied up weekly literary discussion and monthly literary bulletin. He wrote four poetry books, including Memoria (Memory) which was awarded by Tempo Magazine as one of 2013 Recommended Poetry Book; Ekaristi (Eucharist) by Tempo Magazine as the Best Indonesian Poetry Book of the Year in 2014.

Naomi Srikandi /web/author-n-artist/naomi-srikandi

Naomi Srikandi is a Yogyakarta based writer and theater maker whose works include writings and performances using aesthetics as a framework for investigating the questions how every day life images, sounds, languages as such retroact to politics. She studied Social and Political Sciences in Gadjah Mada University and underwent artist-in-residence programs hosted by DasArts Master School of Theater, Amsterdam and Hooyong Performing Arts Centre, Wonju. In 1994-2016 she was a core member of a 2013 Prince Claus laureate, Teater Garasi, where she also served as associate artistic director.

Ni Made Purnama Sari /web/author-n-artist/ni-made-purnama-sari

Ni Made Purnama Sari was born in Bali, March 22nd, 1989, writes poetry, prose, and essays. She received several awards: Anugerah Hari Puisi Indonesia (National Poetry Award) 2014 for her poetry book entitled Bali-Borneo, and Second Prize in Indonesian Poetry Book Manuscript from the Jakarta Arts Council 2015 (entitled Kawitan or Ancestors and was published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama in 2016).

Norman Erikson Pasaribu /web/author-n-artist/norman-erikson-pasaribu

NORMAN ERIKSON PASARIBU was born in Jakarta in 1990. His writings appeared in Asymptote Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Asia Literary Review among others. His first short story collection Hanya Kamu yang Tahu Berapa Lama Lagi Aku Harus Menunggu (Only You Know How Much Longer I Should Wait) was shortlisted for the 2014 Khatulistiwa Literary Award for Prose. His debut poetry collection Sergius Mencari Bacchus (Sergius Seeks Bacchus) won first prize in the 2015 Jakarta Arts Council Poetry Manuscript Competition.