International

Speakers / Writers / Moderators







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Antje

Missbach

A Senior Research Fellow in anthropology at the School of Social Science at Monash University, Melbourne.

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Madelaine

Dickie

Received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavor Award to move to West Java, Indonesia, and complete her first novel ‘Troppo’ in 2011.

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Derek

Pugh

An award-winning Australian writer in the history and travel writing genre.

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Jemma

Purdey

Research Fellow at Monash University in the Faculty of Arts and the Australia Indonesia Centre.


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Ridwan

Saidi

A Malaysian writer and filmmaker, author of six novels and several short films.

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Lawrence

Ypil

A poet and essayist from Cebu, Philippines.

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Xu

Xi

An Indonesian-born writer, Xu Xi is an English language novelist from Hong Kong.

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Johar

Shaz

An author, editor, translator and the author of Seven Malay novels—including the “Nota“ trilogy—and numerous short stories.


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Bénédicte

GORRILLOT

Benedicte Gorrillot has published more than sixty articles on various contemporary french and francophone poets since 2005

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Mark

Heyward

An Australian writer, researcher, musician and education consultant who also writes for various newspapers (Jakarta Post and Indonesian Expat)

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Rish

Violet

Vice-Consul at the Australian Consulate-General in Makassar. Ms Rish’s main role is promoting education links between our two countries.

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Tanu

Danau



Indonesian

Speakers / Writers / Moderators

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Sukarlan

Ananda

Recognised as one of the world’s leading pianists and has been at the forefront of championing new piano music.

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Djoko Damono

Sapardi

A living legend in Indonesian literature. Sapardi’s lyrical poems have been widely published, read, discussed, analysed and were transformed into beautiful songs.

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Ika

Natassa

Bestselling Indonesian author, best known for writing a series of popular novels focusing on the lives of young professionals in Indonesia.

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Winarno

Bondan

Known as a columnist with a focus on the environment, social issues, and management.

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Clara

Ng

Studied human interpersonal communication and conducted research in linguistics at Ohio State University, Colombus, U.S.


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Yatim

Debra

An activist, journalist, columnist, film and documentary maker and founder of at least three non-governmental organizations in Indonesia.

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Bayuni

Endy

The Editor-in-Chief of The Jakarta Post, Endy Bayuni writes regular columns about Indonesian politics, Islam, democracy, foreign affairs, ASEAN, economic development, and the changing media landscape.

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Mansyur

Aan


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Kinasih

Esti

She was working as a banker before reliazing that it was not her passion and decided to become a writer. An author of best selling-novel, Fairish (2004).

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Bohang

Lala

Born in 1985 in Makassar and a graduate in Architecture of Parahyangan University in Bandung, Lala Bohang currently lives and works as an artist and illustrator in Jakarta.

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Tiojakin

Maggie

An Indonesian story collector and a lover of tall tales, Maggie is a writer of short fiction, essays, novels, and is also the Managing Director of The Jakarta Post Writing Center.

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Darma

Budi

Has published several essays, short stories and novels, and has been awarded RI, Satya Lencana from the President of Indonesia, and Anugerah MASTERA (Brunei).

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Budi

Valiant

An author of books and songs. Struggling as a stroke survivor, he pours overs his new novel Forgotten Colors which will be published in the middle of this year.

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POEMUSE

POEMUSE features their works of Indonesian composer music inspired by Indonesian poets.

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Salman

Aristo

A screenwriter who worked with Riri Riza in the Movie ‘Athirah’. He received the award for the best screenwriter in 2016 Indonesian Film Festival.

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Syamsul

Sofyan

A professional photographer and journalist who is interested in social life and humanity. That is why he encouraged himself to volunteer as an official photographer in Rumata Art Space.

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Ash Shiddieq

Arief

The only story editor for movie and TV scripts in Indonesia who’s involved in the script development of several Indonesian box office movies, such as Habibie & Ainun, Mencari Hilal, Surat Dari Praha, Kuala Kumal, Marmut Merah Jambu, and the latest Hangout.

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Riza

Riri

He is an award winning film director, producer, and scriptwriter, famously known for his extraordinary works in producing good quality box-office movies, as well as being a trendsetter in Indonesian cinema.

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Pratama

Bayu


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Tnunay

Anaci


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Ramadana

Ashari


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Simba Manna

Nurdahlia


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Arham

Muhammad


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Pankratia

Maria


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Febriany

Shinta

is a poet and theatre director. She established Kala Teater (2006), a community of art and culture, and has written, adapted, and directed themed theatre.

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Alimuddin

Ridwan

is a journalist, writer, photographer, and videographer living in Tinambung, West Sulawesi. He has published dozens of books on maritime culture, mainly based on his independent research over many years.

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S Palogai

Ibe


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Ramli

Irfan

wrote the screenplay for Cahaya Dari Timur: Beta Maluku (best film, Indonesian Film Festival 2014 and was choosen as best film by Tempo Magazine in the same year). Irfan has a special interest in history and sociocultural issues.

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Mulya

Adhitya

Started his writing career by publishing Jomblo in 2004 and became a script writer for his book-made-into-movie, Sabtu Bersama Bapak.

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Basbeth

Ismail

Made his first short film, Hide and Sleep, that initiated the founding of Independent Production Company, Hide Project Indonesia that creates many alternative film projects.

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Rusdianto

Eko


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Sirimorok

Nurhady








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