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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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Eka Kurniawan is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Eka Kurniawan age 42

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Ismail Basbeth is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Sapardi Djoko Damono is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Koentjaraningrat is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Koentjaraningrat Died at 76 (1923-1999)

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Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana Died at 86 (1908-1994)

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Abdul Muis is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Abdul Muis Died at 73 (1886-1959)

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Taufik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Taufik Ismail age 82

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Selo Soemardjan is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Selo Soemardjan Died at 88 (1915-2003)

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Dahlan Iskan is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Dahlan Iskan age 66

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Marah Roesli is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Marah Roesli Died at 79 (1889-1968)

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Marga T is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Marga T age 74

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Herawati Diah is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Herawati Diah age 100

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Agus R. Sarjono is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Armijn Pane is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Armijn Pane Died at 62 (1908-1970)

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Subagio Sastrowardoyo is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Subagio Sastrowardoyo Died at 71 (1924-1995)

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Muhammad Yamin is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Muhammad Yamin Died at 59 (1903-1962)

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Alberthiene Endah is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Eka Budianta is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Eka Budianta age 61

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Sardjito is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Sardjito Died at 81 (1889-1970)

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Ahmad Tohari is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Ahmad Tohari age 69

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Emha Ainun Nadjib is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Andrea Hirata is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Andrea Hirata age 50

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Chairil Anwar is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Chairil Anwar Died at 27 (1922-1949)

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Nugroho Notosusanto is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Nugroho Notosusanto Died at 55 (1930-1985)

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Fadli Zon is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Fadli Zon age 46

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Jan Engelbert Tatengkeng is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Jan Engelbert Tatengkeng Died at 61 (1907-1968)

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Hanna Rambe is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Hanna Rambe age 77

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Ahmadun Yosi Herfanda is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Sutardji Calzoum Bachri is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Cecep Syamsul Hari is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Sariamin Ismail is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Sariamin Ismail Died at 86 (1909-1995)

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Seno Gumira Ajidarma is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Afrizal Malna is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Afrizal Malna age 60

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Kuslan Budiman is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Ismail Marahimin is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Laksmi Pamuntjak is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Linus Suryadi AG is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Agam Wispi is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Agam Wispi Died at 73 (1930-2003)

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Widji Thukul is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Widji Thukul age 54

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Abbe Ac is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Akhudiat is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Akhudiat age 71

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Iwan Simatupang is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Iwan Simatupang Died at 42 (1928-1970)

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Lily Yulianti Farid is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Fira Basuki is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Fira Basuki age 45

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Pandji Tisna is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Pandji Tisna Died at 70 (1908-1978)

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Deddy Armand is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Deddy Armand age 72

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Hendrawan Wahyudianto is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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I Made Bandem is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Ifan Adriansyah Ismail is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia

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Herlinatiens is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Famous Writers from Indonesia
Herlinatiens age 35