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Leila Chudori: Tak Ragu oleh Tabu

Sebagai penulis, cakupan karyanya luas. Leila S. Chudori telah menulis sejak usia 12, di majalah anak dan remaja Si KuncungKawanku, dan Hai. Awal karir menulis yang dini itu ia mulai dengan menulis fiksi. Cerpen-cerpennya semasa kanak dan remaja itu kemudian terkumpul dalam buku kumpulan cerpen Sebuah KejutanEmpat Pemuda Kecil, dan Seputih Hati Andra.


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Leila S. Chudori: Not Daunted by Taboos

Leila S. Chudori, whose works span decades, began writing fiction at the age of 12 for the children’s and teen magazinesSi KuncungKawanku. The short stories she wrote as a child and adolescent were later published in the collectionsSebuah KejutanEmpat Pemuda Kecil, and Seputih Hati Andra.

 


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Ayu Utami: Spiritualis nan Kritis

Namanya tak pernah luput diperhitungkan dalam perbincangan sastra Indonesia kontemporer.  Sejak novel pertamanya Saman memenangi Sayembara Novel Dewan Kesenian Jakarta 1998 dan terbit di tahun yang sama, karier kepenulisan Ayu Utami tak pernah redup.  Saman dinilai fenomenal ketika itu, tak hanya karena mendobrak tabu perihal seks melainkan juga atas keberaniannya mempertanyakan agama. Novel pertamanya ini pula yang membawanya meraih penghargaan bergengsi Prince Clause Award. pada tahun 2000.


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Ayu Utami : A Critical Spiritualist

Her name is sure to come up in any discussion of contemporary Indonesian literature. Since her first novel Saman was published and won the Jakarta Art Council’s Novel Competition in 1998, Ayu Utami’s career has shone. At that time, Saman was considered a phenomenon not only because it crashed through sexual taboos, but because it brought up questions about religion. This first novel also won the prestigious Prince Clause Award in 2000.

Ayu does not hesitate to acknowledge the impact of having her work so widely recognized at a young age.


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Goenawan Mohamad: Sang Legenda

Goenawan Mohamad  atau kerap dipanggil dengan inisialnya GM,  adalah legenda hidup dunia sastra dan jurnalisme Indonesia.  Menulis puisi  sejak usia 17, ratusan puisinya terserak di berbagai media massa. GM bergabung dengan para penyair yang menandatangani Manifesto Kebudayaan 1964 yang saat itu dianggap tidak mendukung kebijakan Presiden Sukarno sehingga mengakibatkan ia dilarang menulis di berbagai media umum. 


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Goenawan Mohamad: The Living Legend

Goenawan Mohamad, who is usually referred to with his initials GM, is a living legend in the fields of literature and journalism in Indonesia.  He has written hundreds of poems that have appeared in various mass media since he was 17 years old. GM was among the writers and intellectuals who signed the Cultural Manifest in 1964, which was perceived as running counter to the policies of President Sukarno, resulting in GM no longer being allowed to write for any published media.  


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Interview dengan Juergen Boos, Direktur Frankfurt Book Fair

Juergen Boos talked about the reasons behind Indonesia to be chosen as the Guest of Honor for Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. Indonesia so far not much was known about the archipelagic country’s cultural, political and economic condition. -

"Our expectations are really high, because we believe that Indonesia is going to surprise us," Boos said in this interview.


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Interview dengan Juergen Boos, Direktur Frankfurt Book Fair

Direktur Frankfurt Book Fair, Juergen Boos menyatakan alasan-alasan, mengapa Indonesia dipilih menjadi Tamu Kehormatan di Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. Ia mengatakan, sejauh ini Indonesia belum banyak diketahui baik dari sisi budaya, politik dan ekonominya.

"Harapan kami terhadap Indonesia sangat tinggi, kami yakin Indonesia akan tampil mengejutkan di Frankfurt Book Fair 2015," ujar Boos dalam interview ini.


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Helvy Tiana Rosa: Aktivis Sastra Islami

Sekitar Mei-Juli 2015, Helvy Tiana Rosa sedang sibuk dalam persiapan adaptasi film dari novelnya yang pertama kali popular, Ketika Mas Gagah Pergi. Yang menarik, Helvy dan tim produksi film menggunakan jalur crowd funding untuk film tersebut. Dengan gencar, Helvy mempromosikan ajakan dan proses pendanaan publik melalui media sosial dan platform di internet, sehingga target pun tercapai.


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Helvy Tiana Rosa: Islamic Literature Activist

During May – July 2015, Helvy Tiana Rosa was busy preparing a film adaptation for her first popular novel “Ketika Mas Gagah Pergi”. Interestingly, Helvy and the production team used a crowd funding method. Helvy aggresively promoted the crowd funding process through social media and various internet platforms until she reached her goal.


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