Zen Hae

Residency Destination: Destination: Czech Republic/ Prague & Cesky Krumlov Duration of residency: 1 September - 30 November (3 months) Domicile: Jakarta [email protected]  


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). Paus Merah Jambu was one of the top five of the Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2008 and was named “Best Literary Work of 2007” by Tempo magazine. He is co-editor of the two-volume Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Short Stories: Short Fiction from the Twentieth Century (Lontar, 2017).