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Dhianita Kusuma Pertiwi was born in Malang in 1993 and is currently working on her M.A. at the University of Indonesia. She is a playwright and novelist whose collection of plays, Pasar Malam untuk Brojo (Brojo In Search of a Night Market), was published in 2016 and then later translated and published in English. Her debut novel, Buku Harian Keluarga Kiri (Diary of a Leftist Family), also first published in 2016, will be republished this year. Every weekend, she publishes her non- fiction writing on her personal website, dhiandharti.com.

She is an active member of Ruang Perempuan dan Tulisan (RPdT) and also Ingat65, an organization devoted to unanswered questions from the tragedy of 1965.