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Zen writes shortstory, poems, essays and literary criticism. His published works including Rumah Kawin (2004), a short story collection and Paus Merah Jambu (2007), a poetry collection which was received The Best Literary Work 2007 from Tempo Magazine. His latest book is a short story collection in three languages (Indonesian, German, English) The Red Bowl and Other Stories (2015). He is also the co-editor of two volumes of The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Short Stories dan Antologi Cerpen Indonesia (keduanya diterbitkan Lontar Foundation, 2017) BTW Book 2019 also published by Lontar Foundation for London Book Fair 2019. Zen was a member of Literature Committee, Jakarta Arts Council  (2006-2012).