Mark Heyward

Born in Tasmania, Australia, in 1957, Mark Heyward is an author and frequent contributor to the Jakarta Post and Indonesian Expat magazine. Mark's book, Crazy Little Heaven, an Indonesian Journey, is an account of his travels, with fellow adventurers, across remote Indonesian Borneo. The story of that remarkable expedition ' a true travel adventure ' coalesces with the author's longer journey into the complex heart of Indonesia. The book is now in its second edition and is published in Indonesian and English by Kompas Books. Mark has spent the last twenty-five years living, travelling and working in Indonesia. He now lives between Lombok - where his wife manages The Studio, an ecofriendly homestay, and Sekolah Nusa Alam, an international school - and Jakarta - where he is director of an Australian-funded program called INOVASI, which aims to improve literacy and numeracy in Indonesian primary schools. Mark holds a PhD in intercultural literacy. He has four children, two grandchildren and a golden Labrador. In his spare time he writes, reads, makes music, and takes long walks in the hills.

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