Dewi Kharisma Michellia /web/author-n-artist/dewi-kharisma-michellia

Dewi Kharisma Michellia was born in Denpasar, Bali, in 1991. Her stories had been published in several Indonesia’s respected newspapers, such as Koran Tempo, Jawa Pos, Jakartabeat, Media Indonesia, Bali Post, Indoprogress, and many more. Some of her short stories were also published in anthologies.

Nuril Basri /web/author-n-artist/nuril-basri

Nuril Basri was born in March, 1985 in a small village in Tangerang, Indonesia. He has worked as an internet shop operator, cashier, private tutor, a secretary in a Korean embassy, account manager, etc. Now he works as a waiter in hotels and cruise ships, while finding time for writing.

Zen Hae /web/author-n-artist/zen-hae

Zen Hae writes poetry, short stories, and literary criticism.  Born in Jakarta, April 12, 1970, he graduated from the Department of Indonesian Language and Literature at IKIP Jakarta (now State University of Jakarta). He has produced three books: a collection of short stories Rumah Kawin (The Wedding House, KataKita, 2004), a book of poems, Paus Merah Jambu (The Pink Whale, Akar Indonesia, 2007), and a trilingual edition of his short stories The Red Bowl and Other Stories (Lontar, 2015).

Avianti Armand /web/author-n-artist/avianti-armand

Avianti Armand is an architect, curator, writer and poet. In 2008 she received the Indonesian Association of Architects Award for her "Kampung Rumah" (Rumah Kampung). She received the award of Best Kompas Best Short Story in 2009, the Khatulistiwa Literary Award in 2011 for her collection of poems, "Women Whose Names Were Erased", and recently published a collection of poems titled "A Book About Space". She has also written several architecture books, one of which is a collection of essays "The Other Architecture".

M Aan Mansyur /web/author-n-artist/m-aan-mansyur

M Aan Mansyur was born in Bone, South Sulawesi. He works as a librarian at Katakerja and program curator for the Makassar International Writers Festival. He writes poetry, prose, and essays. His published books including a compilation of short stories Kukila (2012), and poetry books Aku Hendak Pindah Rumah (2008), Tokoh-tokoh yang Melawan Kita dalam Satu Cerita (2012), Melihat Api Bekerja (2015), Tidak Ada New York Hari Ini – There Is No New York Today (2016), Cinta yang Marah (2017), and Perjalanan Lain Menuju Bulan (2017).

Triyanto Triwikromo /web/author-n-artist/triyanto-triwikromo

Triyanto Triwikromo received the Tokoh Seni Pilihan Tempo 2015 award after writing Kematian Kecil Kartosoewirjo and Pusat Bahasa’s literary award in 2009 for Ular di Mangkuk Nabi. His works, including A Conspiracy of God-killers (2015), The Serpent in The Holy Grail (2015), and Upside-Down Heaven (2015) were showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.

A.S. Laksana /web/author-n-artist/laksana

A.S. Laksana, born in Semarang, December 25, 1968, pursued journalism for several years after studying Communications at the Gadjah Mada University. He has been a reporter for the daily Java Post, DeTIK Tabloid, DeTAK Tabloid and Investigasi.

Zaky Yamani /web/author-n-artist/zaky-yamani

Zaky Yamani was born in Bandung City, July 27th 1978. He worked as a journalist and editor for the Pikiran Rakyat daily from 2002 until 2016. He graduated with an MA in journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines in 2008 assisted by a scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism. Zaky also writes fiction, in the form of novels and short-stories.

Zeffry Alkatiri /web/author-n-artist/zeffry-alkatiri

Zeffry Alkatiri was born in Jakarta on 30 August 1959. Graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the Russian Department at the University of Indonesia in 1986. Graduated from Postgraduate Study in American Regional Studies in 1996. And then graduated from the Postgraduate History Program in 2006. He writes both fiction and non fiction books.

In 2000, his anthology “From Batavia to Jakarta: The History of the Development of the City of Jakarta received the First Prize of the Best Poetry Book from the Jakarta Arts Council.

Ahmad Fuadi /web/author-n-artist/ahmad-fuadi

Ahmad Fuadi was born in Bayur, a village on the edge of Lake Maninjau in 1972, West Sumatra. Fuadi traveled to Java to fulfill his mother’s request that he attend an Islamic boarding school at Pondok Modern Gontor. A Fulbright scholar and former journalist, Fuadi parlayed his formative years at an Islamic boarding school into his celebrated first novel, Negeri 5 Menara.  This charming story of young boys growing up in a boarding school and not giving up on their big dreams took Indonesia by storm. It was sold more than 100,000 copies in the first year of its release.