Dewi Noviami holds a degree in German Language and Literature. From 1994 to 2010 she worked in Germany at several institutions—the German Academic Exchange Service, the University of Bonn, and Deutsche Welle Radio. After returning to Indonesia she worked at the Goethe Institut in Jakarta and, from 2010 to 2016, was a member of the Jakarta Arts Council. In 2015 she served on the Indonesia’s National Organizing Committee for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair and, since 2016, has been coordinator of the National Book Committee’s Writers Residency Program. In 2018 she cofounded Ruang Perempuan dan Tulisan (RPdT), an organization devoted to the promotion of women authors.