Rara Rizal is a translator, interpreter, and poet. She is a co-founding member of the translator’s collective inotherwords.id. Her translation of Sabda Armandio Alif’s story, “The Problem”, was included in The Book of Jakarta, ashort story anthology published by Comma Press. She co-translated the opening chapter of Semasa by Maesy Ang & Teddy W. Kusuma for the 2019 London Book Fair. Her poetry chapbook, Proper Language & Other Poems, is included in the UK’s National Poetry Library catalogue.
A native of Pangkep, South Sulawesi, she now lives in Bandung with her cat Taylor. She is on Instagram and Twitter at @wawawizal.