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Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas

Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas was born in Jakarta on 19 August 1979. She studied English Literature at University of Indonesia in Jakarta in 2003 and received her master’s degree in The Gothic Imagination from University of Stirling in Scotland in 2005. She co-founded Komunitas BungaMatahari in 2000, one of the first online poetry communities in Indonesia, famous for its motto “Semua bisa berpuisi” (“Poetry for all”). She established Selatan, an online literary journal in Bahasa Indonesia in 2014.

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Halim Bahriz

Halim Bahriz was born in Lumajang, East Java. His literary activity stems from the world of theater and fine arts. Has been the chairman of UKM Kesenian University of Jember (2019-2010), been part of division of art studies and performances Rumah Baca and Kelompok Tikungan Indonesia (2011-2013).

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Hikmat Darmawan

He writes for Indonesian national medias since 1994, with huge interest in culture and art. A critic whose coverage is literature, movies, comics and music. He also wrote essays on Islamic issues with cultural perspective. He writes poems and short stories and involved in radio programming since 1996, or became editor in Serambi Publishing, Mizan group, and Madina magazine as well as editor for several independent publications.

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Ibe S Palogai

Ibe S. Palogai born at Takalar Regency, Sulawesi Selatan on July in1993 from Mandar and Bone blood alloys. Now living and working in Makassar. Active in Katakerja as a librarian. His finished the study from Indonesian Literature Hasanuddin University. In 2016, selected as Emerging Writer at Makassar International Writers Festival and a year later at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival on October 2017 in Bali.

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Is Yuniarto

Is Yuniarto lives in Surabaya, Indonesia. A comic artist, illustrator, and also lecturer at Visual Communication Design faculties. Now Is concentrates on building local comic reputation by founding Wind Rider studio, aiming to create original comic intellectual properties. Currently Is Yuniarto released 14 comic books/ tankobons (each around 200 pages): Wind Rider (2005), Knights of Apocalypse trilogy (2007-2009), Garudayana series (2009-On Going), Grand Legend Ramayana (2014-On Going).

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Maya Lestari Gusfitri

Maya Lestari Gf was born in Padang Panjang, August 18, 1980. She is a children’s book writer born in West Sumatra. She is the recipient of the 2016 Minangkabau Literacy Award from the West Sumatra Province. She is also the founder of the Indonesian Creative Class (KKI), a community that works in the field of children’s literacy. She is the editor in chief of Glosaria Magazine (2016-2018).

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Ni Komang Ariani

Ni Komang Ariani was born in Bali, 19 May 1978, graduated from Airlangga University. In early 2003, she began work as radio news announcer on Global FM Bali, and in October that year, moved to Jakarta to work as a broadcaster and journalist with KBR68H until March 2006.

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Ratih Kumala

RATIH KUMALA is a professional writer based in Jakarta. Beside fiction, she also writes screenplay for film, TV. Experieced in television/broadcast for over 11 years, and still active at the industry. Starting her writing carier in 2003 when she won Jakarta Art Council Novel Competition for her first novel, Tabula Rasa. In 2012, her novel, Gadis Kretek (Cigarette Girl) was shortlisted nominee for Prose in Khatulistiwa Literary Award. The novel is now publised in English, German and Eigypt-Arabic.

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Reda Linda Gaudiamo

Reda Gaudiamo is a writer from Jakarta, Indonesia, who was born in 1962.

She wrote her first story when she was in the first grade, that she read for her parents after dinner time. But had her work published for the first time during her days as a French Literature student in the University of Indonesia. Later on she sent her works to national newspapers and magazines.

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Riama Maslan Sihombing

Riama Maslan Sihombing is a teaching staff and in 2009 initiated the course of  “Children Book Design and Illustration”  at the Visual Communication Design, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (DKV FSRD ITB). She received the Best Children Book Illustration award from Ikapi in 1991 for "Katak Hendak Menjadi Lembu" book, Grafiti Press publisher.

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