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List of famous writers from Indonesia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Indonesia is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Indonesian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Indonesia and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list below has everything from Kamila Andini to Fahri Asiza.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Indonesian writers?" and "Which writers are from Indonesia?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Indonesia in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Indonesia, but they're all of Indonesia descent.

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Eddie Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Hella Haasse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Hella Haasse Died at 93 (1918-2011)

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Asmirandah Zantman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Garin Nugroho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Garin Nugroho age 56

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Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Pramoedya Ananta Toer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Pramoedya Ananta Toer Died at 81 (1925-2006)

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Joko Anwar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Joko Anwar age 41

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Mohammad Hatta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Mohammad Hatta Died at 78 (1902-1980)

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Johan Fabricius is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Johan Fabricius Died at 82 (1899-1981)

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Riri Riza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Riri Riza age 47

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Andi Arsyil Rahman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Salman Aristo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Salman Aristo age 41

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Monty Tiwa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Monty Tiwa age 41

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Arifin C. Noer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Arifin C. Noer Died at 54 (1941-1995)

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B. J. Habibie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
B. J. Habibie age 81

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Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Mochtar Lubis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Mochtar Lubis Died at 82 (1922-2004)

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Aryo Danusiri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Aryo Danusiri age 44

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Edwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Edwin age 39

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Mira Lesmana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Mira Lesmana age 53

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Eddy D. Iskandar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Ifa Isfansyah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Ifa Isfansyah age 38

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Upi Avianto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Upi Avianto age 47

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Putu Wijaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Putu Wijaya age 73

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Asrul Sani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Asrul Sani Died at 77 (1927-2004)

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Ali Alatas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Ali Alatas Died at 76 (1932-2008)

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Edward Gunawan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Armantono is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Armantono age 52

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Kho Ping Hoo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Kho Ping Hoo Died at 68 (1926-1994)

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John de Rantau is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Mari Pangestu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Mari Pangestu age 61

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Habiburrahman El Shirazy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Djenar Maesa Ayu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Greg van Eekhout is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Prima Rusdi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Prima Rusdi age 50

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Suharto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Suharto Died at 87 (1921-2008)

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Bambang Pamungkas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Usmar Ismail is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Usmar Ismail Died at 50 (1921-1971)

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Ginatri S. Noer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Kamila Andini is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Kamila Andini age 31

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Soe Hok Gie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Soe Hok Gie Died at 27 (1942-1969)

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Ayu Utami is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Ayu Utami age 49

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Sumarsam is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Sumarsam age 73

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Wimar Witoelar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Dewi Lestari is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Dewi Lestari age 41

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Jose Poernomo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Goenawan Mohamad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Nasri Cheppy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Nasri Cheppy Died at 60 (1950-2010)

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Xu Xi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Xu Xi age 63

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Kusuma Widjaja Putu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia