Abdul Wachid Bambang Suharto

He is more well known as Abdul Wachid B.S. He was born in Lamongan, East Java, 7 October 1966. He is a lecturer at IAIN Purwokerto and Ahmad Dahlan University. Yogyakarta. His poems had been collected in Rumah Cahaya (1995), Ijinkan Aku Mencintaimu (2002), Tunjammu Kekasih (2003), Beribu Rindu Kekasihku (2004), Yang (2001), Kepayang (2012), Hyang […]

Abidah El Khalieqy

She was born in Jombang, East Java, 1 March 1965. She completed undergraduate study at the Faculty of Sharia at UIN Sunan Kalijaga. Her works have been published in local and national media, such as The Jakarta Post, Jurnal Ulumul Quran, Majalah Horizon, Republika, Media Indonesia, Suara Merdeka, Kedaulatan Rakyat, Jawa Post and so on. […]

Aguk Irawan MN

He was born in Lamongan, 1 April 1979. He is an alumni of Pondok Pesantren Darul Ulum, Lagitan. He obtained academic degrees from Aqidah-Filsafat Program Al-Azhar University Cairo and Sekolah Pasca Sarjana UIN Sunan Kalijaga. He teaches cultural-anthropology at STIPRAM Yogyakarta, Ma’had Aly KH. Ali Maksum Krapyak and STAI Pandanaran Yogyakarta. In addition to writing fiction, he also […]

Agur Noor

He was born in Tegal, 26 June 1968. He graduated from Theater Program at Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta. His short short story books are Memorabilia (Yayasan untuk Indonesia, 1999), Bapak Presiden yang Terhormat (Pustaka Pelajar, 2000), Selingkuh Itu Indah (Galang Press, 2001), Rendezvous: Kisah Cinta yang Tak Setia (Galang Press, 2004), Potongan Cerita di Kartu […]

Akhir Lusono

He was born in Gondang, Ngawis, Gunung Kidul, 25 October 1970. He studied tourism in STIE Gadjah Mada and theatre in ISI Yogyakarta. He was active in a number of organisations such as LAPI (Indonesian Press Advocation Institution), FSWM (Moslem Journalists Communication Forum), Ranggawarsita Foundation and Sanggar Sastra Jawa Yogyakarta (SSJY). He has been writing […]

Andy Sri Wahyudi

He was born in 13 December 1980 in Kampung Mijen, Minggiran Barat, Yogyakarta. He is the director of the Bengkel Mime Theater. He claims himself to be a pantomime player, poet and short story writer. His short story book is Galuh Suka Mencuri Bunga Mawar and his poetry book is Ibu Aku Minta Dibelikan Mushola and Ibliz Imut.

Ardini Pangastuti Bn

Her full name is Suciati Ardini Pangastuti. Sometimes she also uses Eva Rahmawati as a nickname. He was born in Kacangan, Tulungagung, East Java, 16 November 1960. She had been writing since her first middle school, but only focused on writing in 1986. She was an editor at Jawa Anyar in Solo and then chose to […]

Bambang Nugroho

He was born in Bantul, 19 December 1959. He wrote his first poem in the Renas column in Harian Bernas Yogyakarta in 1979, together with Ons Untoro, Sunardian Wirodono, Khrisna Miharja, Anton Ys Taufan Putra and others. He writes many poems in Javanese (geguritan) and publishes them, among others, in Mekar Sari, Surabaya Post Minggu, Panyebar Semangat, […]

Bonari Nabonear

He was born in Trenggalek, East Java, in 1964. He pursued his study from elementary school through Teacher Education School in the same city. In 1987, he passed the test to get scholar degree from Indonesian Language and Literature Program, IKIP Surabaya. He writes poetry, essay and prose in Javanese and is one of the […]

Budi Sardjono

He was born in Yogyakarta, 6 September 1953. In addition to writing, he was once a vice director of the cultural magazine BASIS (1986-1996), correspondent for Majalah KARTINI for Central Java–DIY region (1989-1998) and managing editor for UTUSAN magazine (1984-2009). Since 2013, he has been trusted as the chief editor for ADILUHUNG and an editor in SABANA. […]

Bustan Basir Maras

He was born in Mandar Bay (Mekkatta-Malunda), Majene, West Sulawesi, 9 September. In 1998, he chose to live in Yogyakarta and other cities in Java. He pursued a formal education at UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta and Oxford Course. He is active in a number of theatre communities and once worked as a journalist. His writings […]

Daru Mahledaswara

He was born in Yogyakarta, 17 January 1959. A theatre artist, he was once a student in Akademi Seni Drama dan Film (Asdrafi/Art of Drama and Film Academy) Yogyakarta 1979-1982. He joined Teater Alam and was active in writing about art and culture topics in Kedaulatan Rakyat and Minggu Pagi. His plays are Ontran-ontran Wukirmalelo (1993), […]

Eka Kurniawan

Eka Kurniawan. He was born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, 28 November 1975. He completed higher education at Faculty of Philosophy in Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He was selected as one of the “Global Thinkers of 2015” people by the journal Foreign Policy. His books are Pramoedya Ananta Toer dan Sastra Realisme Sosialis (Yayasan Aksara Indonesia, 1999; […]

Esti Nuryani Kasam

She was born in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, 13 February 1977. She started writing in her first middle school with several of her writings published in teen tabloid, supplement for Kartini (Jakarta) and Gatutkaca (Yogyakarta). She also won a number of writing competitions. Her writings are found local and national mass media such as Republika, Kedaulatan Rakyat, […]

Felix K. Nesi

He was born in Nesam-Insana, East Nusa Tenggara, 1988. He completed studies at SMA Seminari Lalian and Faculty of Psychology at Malang Merdeka University. He was chosen as Emerging Writers in the Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) 2015. His first book, a short story collection, is Usaha Membunuh Sepi (2016). His draft ­Orang-Orang Oetimu was awarded the winner […]

Frischa Aswarini

She was born in 17 October 1991. She studied history at Udayana University, Bali. Frischa writes journalistic works, scientific articles, essays and short stories. However, she prefers poetry and already has two poetry books, namely Potret di Atas Meja (2012) and Tanda bagi Tanya (GPU, 2017). Due to her activity in poetry, she was invited as […]

Gabriel Possenti Sindhunata, S.J.

He was born in Batu, Malang, 12 May 1952. His popular name is Romo Sindhu. Completing Seminarium Marianum, Lawang, Malang, in 1970, he went to Jakarta and worked as a journalist at Teruna magazine, and moved to Kompas in 1978. He continued his study at STF Driyarkara, Jakarta, and is also a holder of scholar degree Institut Filsafat Teologi […]

Ifa Ifansyah

He was born in Yogyakarta, 16 December 1979. He completed his study at Television Department, Yogyakarta Indonesian Art Institute, in 2007. He is the founder of Fourcolours Films and active in producing short movies that won several awards. Ifa was one of the Asian moviemakers who were selected to join Asian Film Academy in Pusan […]

Irman Syah

He was born in Magek, Tilatang Kamang Sub-District, Agam District, West Sumatra Province, 2 October 1965. He studied in Indonesian Literature Department, Andalas University, Padang. Both in his home town as well as in the capital, he joined and founded a number of communities. His poems can be found in a number of Indonesian and […]

Kiki Sulistyo

He was born in Ampenan, Lombok, 16 January 1978. His poetry books Hikayat Lintah (Akarhujan, 2014), Rencana Berciuman (Halindo, 2015) and Penangkar Bekisar (Nuansa Cendekia, 2015). He also published Di Ampenan, Apa Lagi yang Kau Cari? (Basabasi, 2017) and won Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa (2017) and Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia for Favorite Book Cover Designer (2017). Not only […]

Krishna Mihardja

He learned the art of writing during his student days in IKIP Yogyakarta (now State University of Yogyakarta). Upon completing his study, he continued the writing spirit while teaching mathematics at SMP Negeri 15, Jalan Tegal Lempuyangan No. 61 Yogyakarta. Teaching and writing go together. Among his works are: Bibir: Kumpulan Cerita Pendek (Gama Media, 2001), […]

Kurnia Effendi

He was born in Tegal, Central Java, 20 October 1960. He finished his study at Interior Design Program, Faculty of Visual Art, ITB, in 1991. In November 1996, he was invited by the Jakarta Art Council as a poet for the “Mimbar Penyair Abad 21” event. He often presents in literary events such as Pertemuan Sastrawan […]

Mikael Johani

Poet, literary critics, and film critics. The writings are published in various online and offline media. His poetry books are We Are Nowhere and It’s Wow (Post Press, 2017), first published in 2008. He left Madiun to go to Yogyakarta and then to Jakarta. He lives in Australia now with his wife whom is also […]

Nanang Suryadi

He was born in Pulomerak, Serang, 8 July 1973. In addition to working as a lecturer in Brawijaya University, Malang, he has many other activities related to art. His poems have been published in national and foreign mass media, among others Jurnal Puisi, Bahana (Brunei), Perisa (Malaysia), Horison, Suara Pembaruan, Kompas, Republika, Pikiran Rakyat, Koran Tempo, […]

Suminto A. Sayuti

He was born in Purbalingga, Central Java, 20 October 1959. He is a lecturer and professor at State University of Yogyakarta. Among his works are Puisi dan Pengajarannya: Sebuah Pengantar (IKIP Semarang, 1985), Kumpulan Sajak Malam Tamansari (Yayasan Untuk Indonesia, 2000), Resepsi Sastra, Intertekstualitas: Pemandu Pengkajian Sastra, Ensiklopedia Sastra Indonesia, Evaluasi Teks Sastra (2000, terjemahan The […]

Toni Lesmana

He was born in Sumedang, West Java. He writes poem and prose in Bahasa Indonesia and Sundanese. His books are Jam Malam Kota Merah (short story anthology, Amper Media, 2012), Kepala-Kepala di Pekarangan (collection of stories, Gambang, 2015), Tamasya Cikaracak (anthology of poems, Basabasi, 2016), Tamasya Kota Pernia (short stories collection, Basabasi, 2018). His Tamasya Cikaracak […]

Y. Thendra BP

He writes and publishes poems in a wide range of mass media. His books are Tuhan Telepon Aku, Dong (2003), Manusia Utama (IBC, 2011), and Botol Kosong (JBS, 2017). He can be contacted at Facebook: Thendra Malako Sutan (Y Thendra BP) and Twitter: @Thendra_BP.