Profil Penulis 1
Ahmad Tohari is one of the most celebrated story tellers in Indonesian literature. Tohari started writing short stories, poems and essays in the early 1970s while working part-time for the Bank Negara Indonesia (Indonesian State Bank), commonly known as BNI, in Jakarta Initial recognition came in 1975 when he was named favorite short story writer in a Dutch Radio Hilversum contest. Further success came in 1978 when his novel, Di Kaki Bukit Cibalak (On the Foothill of Cibalak), won a novel writing contest organized by the Jakarta Arts Council. In 1980, he published his novel, Kubah (Dome). This was followed in 1981 with publication of his most famous work, RonggengDukuhParuk, in series in Kompas daily. However, after working as an editor for several publications in Jakarta during the 1970s and 1980s, Tohari decided to return to his village because he felt he did not belong in the city. In interviews, Tohari has explained how his ideas for books, including RonggengDukuhParuk, have often been inspired by things around his home village. Tohari still lives in the Banyumas area and his experience of growing up in a small village continues to color his literary works.RonggengDukuhParuk was adapted into one of the most celebrated Indonesian movies in 2012, The Dancer.
*Ahmad Tohari is proudly sponsored by State University of Makassar
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 atPondok Modern Gontor. Upon graduating with a degree in International Relations from Padjadjaran University, he became a journalist for Tempo magazine. In 1999, he received a Fulbright scholarship to take his master’s degree at the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, USA. While studying, he was also Tempo correspondent and reporter for Voice of America (VOA). In 2004, he received the Chevening Award scholarship to study documentary films at Royal Holloway, University of London. Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of Five Towers), his first novel has won several awards, including the 2010 Khatulistiwa Literary Award (Long List) and the 2010 Favorite Fiction Writer and Book from the Indonesian Readers Awards. Negeri 5 Menara was adapted into a successful feature film in 2012. He is also invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to Bellagio Center in Lake Como, Italy to be a resident writer in 2012.He is the founder of KomunitasMenara, a not-for profit organization helping poor children to get a free access to education.http://www.negeri5menara.com
*Ahmad Fuadi is proudly sponsored by Gramedia Publisher and Indonesian Muslim University, Makassar
Akmal N Basral, After spending 16 years in journalistic world, mainly working for leading weekly magazines, Gatra and Tempo, Akmal had decided to become a full time writer since 2010. Fiction is his real passion with six novels and a short story collection published in the last five years. In 2011 he received the Best Fiction Writer Award in Islamic Book Fair for his novel Sang Pencerah(The Enlightener). The novel depicts live of Ahmad Dahlan, the founder of Muhammadiyah, one of the largest Muslim organizations in Indonesia.Akmal later established his own signature as a writer of historical novels or fictional stories based on prominent Indonesian figures. His novels were adapted into successful Indonesian movies or vise a versa he wrote novels based on movies.
*Akmal N. Basral is proudly sponsored by Keana Productions and Communications
Anwar Jimpe Rachman, his poems were published in several anthologies, newspapers and journals. He is an editor at Inninawa publisher, a librarian at KampungBuku (Jalan Abdullah DaengSirua 192E Makassar) and is actively involved in discussions of ‘antischolar’ at Tanahindie. He is a fan of Radiohead and Bjork. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org weblog: www.saintjimpe.blogspot.com
*Anwar JimpeRachman is Rumata’ Emerging Writer Fellowship Awardee
Aslan Abidin is a poet and lecturer at the State University of Makasar. His poetry received warm reception from literary critics as strong poetic lyrics with surprising expressions. He writes article on arts and culture and his works appeared in leading newspapers in Indonesia. Aslan was invited to Ubud Writers and Readers Festival to read his works and he is the coordinator of MIWF Curators and Program Advisory Board.
Bernice Chauly (Georgetown, Malaysia, 1968) is a Malaysian writer, poet, actor, photographer and film maker. She graduated with a B.Ed in English Literature and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from the University of Winnipeg, Canada, and has worked extensively in the arts for over 20 years. Of Chinese and Punjabi descent, her work stems from the desire to tell stories, and she has worked with marginalised communities from sex workers and refugees to indigenous peoples, in mediums that incorporate film, photography and prose. She has published two collections of poetry, going there and coming back (1997), The Book of Sins (2008), a collection of short stories, Lost in KL (2008) and a critically-acclaimed memoir Growing Up With Ghosts (2011), an exploration of grief, personal and political history, and bloodlines. She works in both Bahasa Malaysia and English and has performed in literary festivals all over the world. She currently lectures in English and Creative Writing and she keeps a blog of her work at bernicechauly.wordpress.com.
* Bernice Chauly is proudly sponsored by The Body Shop Indonesia and Arts Network Asia
ButetManurung or Saur Marlina Manurung conducts an alternative education for Orang Rimba tribein the Bukit DuaBelas National Park’s jungle in Jambi, Sumatera. She is known for her struggle and effort to bring the isolated tribe into the literacy by teaching them reading, writing, and counting. She also began to learn tribe’s living by staying with them for months. She set up a network for alternative education through YayasanSokola (www.sokola.org) She published her first book, SokolaRimba in 2007, which translated and published in English in 2012 as The Jungle Book.
*Butet Manurung is proudly sponsored by The Body Shop Indonesia
Novi Djenar is a researcher and writer teaching Indonesian Language and Culture at the University of Sydney, Australia since 2009. Prior to this she was the coordinator of Indonesian at La Trobe University and the vice-convenor of the Indonesian community radio (Radio Kita) in Melbourne. Novi has published in the area of Indonesian grammar, the semantics of prepositions, person reference, and the stylistics of youth fiction. Her current research interests are in topics related semantic, pragmatic, and discourse approaches to linguistic style and identity, youth languages, and stylistic representations of adolescence in literature.
*Novi Djenar is proudly sponsored by the University of Sydney, Australia
Elizabeth Pisani is the director of Ternyata Ltd., a public health consultancy based in London, UK. She is formerly a journalist and currently an epidemiologist best known for her work on HIV/AIDS, in particular for her controversial book The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS Born in the United Statesand educated in several European countries (leaving her with fluent French and Spanish, to which she has since added Chinese and Indonesian), she graduated from Oxford University with an MA in classical Chinese in 1986. She then worked in Asia and Europeas a foreign correspondent for Reuters, The Economist and the Asia Times. During that time she covered major political events such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, the civil war in Aceh, Indonesia, as well as a wide range of business stories.
*Elizabeth Pisani is proudly sponsored by the Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University Makassar and the Body Shop Indonesia
Emil Amir,was born in Sinjai 10 November 1986 and an alumnus of SMK Telkom in Makassar. He had participated in BengkelCerpenNida (Nida short stories workshop) training with Annida magazine in May 2006 and PelatihanMenulisCerpen (Short story writing training) initiated by Asma Nadia in February 2007. He worked at GramediaDepok bookshop in 2006-2008 while learning to write short story at FLP Depok. His short stories have won short story writing competition including ‘Calabai’ (second prize winner of 2007 LMCR Golden Award by PT Rohto), ‘PerempuanKampungKarampuang (first prize winner of 2008 Short Story Writing Competition by KolomKita.com) and ‘Gemblak (fifth place winner of Menpora 2011 competition). His short stories have also been published in Sekar magazine, Gong magazine, JurnalCerpen Indonesia and Kompas daily. He currently works at PT Electronic Solution Mall Ratu Indah in Makassar. Email: email@example.com
*Emil Amir is Rumata’ Emerging Writer Fellowship Awardee
Fauzan Mukrim was born in Watampone, South Sulawesi. He is a TV journalist with an unstoppable energy to write, from novel, travelogue to an open diary for his son. He published his first novel, In Search of the Edge of Sky or MencariTepiLangit (Gagasmedia) in 2010, Travelicious Makassar (Bentang) in 2011 with co-writer ToarAndiSapada and a daily note for his son, River’s Note (Nourabooks) in 2012. As a fanatic fan of Eddie Vedder, frontman of Pearl Jam, he is now writing a book called, Under EddieVedder’s Protection which will be launched by the end of 2012.
*Fauzan Mukrim is sponsored by NouraBooks