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List of the most popular authors from Indonesia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Indonesian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Indonesian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Authors include everything from Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to Sapardi Djoko Damono.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Indonesia?" and "Who are the best Indonesian authors?"

For further information on these historic Indonesian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Indonesian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Alberthiene Endah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia

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Hella Haasse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Hella Haasse Transit, Les jardins de Bomarzo, Uitgesproken

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

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Pramoedya Ananta Toer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Pramoedya Ananta Toer Child of All Nations, This Earth of Mankind, The Mute's Soliloquy: A Memoir

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Eddie Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia

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Mochtar Lubis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Mochtar Lubis Harimau! Harimau!, Jalan Tak Ada Ujung, Senja di Jakarta

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Mohammad Hatta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Mohammad Hatta Ajaran Marx atau kepintaran sang murid membeo?, Teori ekonomi^! politik ekonomi dan orde ekonomi, Pengantar ke jalan ekonomi sosiologi

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Raditya Dika is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Raditya Dika KambingJantan, Manusia Setengah Salmon, Kambingjantan: Sebuah Komik Pelajar Bodoh

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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Membangun Indonesia yang aman^! adil^! dan sejahtera, Menuju negara kebangsaan Indonesia modern, Mengatasi krisis^! menyelamatkan reformasi

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Andi Arsyil Rahman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Andi Arsyil Rahman "Life is Miracle" (Menangkap Pesan Luar Biasa dari Setiap Keping Kejadian), HOPE, "EURECLE!" (Anda dan Setiap Manusia Adalah KEAJAIBAN)

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Johan Fabricius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Johan Fabricius Java Ho!, Java revisited, East Indies episode

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Arifin C. Noer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Arifin C. Noer Antologi Drama Indonesia^! Jilid 4 (1969-2000), Walking Westward in the Morning: Seven Contemporary Indonesian Poets

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Wimar Witoelar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Wimar Witoelar No regrets

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Kho Ping Hoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Kho Ping Hoo Bu Kek Sian Su, Kisah si Bangau Merah, Suling Naga

The CIA-Funded Genocide Behind The Most Eye-Opening Documentary Ever Made

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Mario Teguh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Mario Teguh Becoming a Star, One Million Second Chances, Life Changer

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Suharto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Suharto Year-end message 1976 of the President of the Republic of Indonesia

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B. J. Habibie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
B. J. Habibie Habibie & Ainun, Decisive Moments: Indonesia's Long Road Towards Democracy

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Ali Alatas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Ali Alatas The pebble in the shoe

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Rudolph Besier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Rudolph Besier The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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Asrul Sani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Asrul Sani Tiga Menguak Takdir

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Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia

The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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P.F.Dahler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia

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Usmar Ismail is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Usmar Ismail

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Venna Melinda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Venna Melinda Venna Melinda's Guide To Good Living

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Koentjaraningrat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Koentjaraningrat Anthropology in Indonesia, Javanese culture, Villages in Indonesia

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Putu Wijaya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Putu Wijaya Antologi Drama Indonesia^! Jilid 4 (1969-2000)

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Fadli Zon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Fadli Zon The politics of the May 1998 riots

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Xu Xi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Xu Xi Hong Kong Rose, City Stage, Daughters of Hui

The Best Tennis Players from Indonesia

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Mari Pangestu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Mari Pangestu The social impact of globalisation in Southeast Asia, The Indonesian bank crisis and restructuring

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Goenawan Mohamad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Goenawan Mohamad Sidelines

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Nugroho Notosusanto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Nugroho Notosusanto The national struggle and the armed forces in Indonesia

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Soe Hok Gie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Soe Hok Gie A Diary of A Demonstrator

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Bambang Pamungkas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Bambang Pamungkas Ketika Jemariku Menari

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Chairil Anwar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Chairil Anwar Tiga Menguak Takdir, The complete poetry and prose of Chairil Anwar, Aku Ini Binatang Jalang: koleksi sajak 1942-1949

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Habiburrahman El Shirazy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Habiburrahman El Shirazy Ayat-ayat cinta

The Best Movies Based on Short Stories

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Djenar Maesa Ayu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia

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Marie Sloot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Marie Sloot La Renzoni

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Nano Riantiarno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Nano Riantiarno Antologi Drama Indonesia^! Jilid 4 (1969-2000)

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Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana Layar Terkembang, Indonesian language and literature, Indonesia: social and cultural revolution

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Greg van Eekhout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Greg van Eekhout In the Late December, Norse Code

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Sumarsam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Sumarsam Gamelan

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Y. B. Mangunwijaya is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Y. B. Mangunwijaya Durga/Umayi

Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes

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Andrea Hirata is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Andrea Hirata The Rainbow Troops

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Ayu Utami is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Ayu Utami Saman

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Marah Roesli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Marah Roesli Sitti Nurbaya

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Muhammad Yamin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia

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Taufik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Taufik Ismail Walking Westward in the Morning: Seven Contemporary Indonesian Poets

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Dahlan Iskan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Dahlan Iskan Ganti Hati

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Selo Soemardjan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Selo Soemardjan The dynamics of community development in rural Central and West Java

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Abdul Muis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Indonesia
Abdul Muis Salah Asuhan, Pertemuan Jodoh