Writer in Residence 2017

The Indonesian Writer in Residence Program is a program designed and implemented by the National Book Committee and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. This program has been running since 2016. This year, 21 authors will stay in 13 different countries for up to 3 months to build network, to do research and to complete their manuscript.

Participants of the Indonesian Writer in Residence Program 2017
  • A.S. Laksana

    A.S. Laksana, born in Semarang, December 25, 1968, pursued journalism for several years after studying Communications at the Gadjah Mada University.

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  • 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).

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  • Azri Zakkiyah

    Azri Zakkiyah was born on March 19th, 1992. She published her first novel at 15, in first year of Senior High School.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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,

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Mona Sylviana

    MONA SYLVIANA was born in Bandung in 1972. She has written short stories, poems, and essays since when studying at the Faculty of Communication at the University of Padjadjaran.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Nuril Basri

    Nuril Basri was born in March, 1985 in a small village in Tangerang, Indonesia.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Uni

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