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List of notable or famous novelists from Indonesia, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Indonesia and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Indonesia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indonesian novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Indonesia is included when available.

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This historic novelists from Indonesia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indonesian novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Indonesia?" These prominent novelists of Indonesia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indonesian novelists.

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Ayu Utami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Indonesia
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Ayu Utami is an Indonesian writer. She has written novels, short-stories, and articles. Saman is widely considered her masterpiece. It was translated into English by Pamela Allen in 2005. By writing about sex and politics, Utami addressed issues formerly forbidden to Indonesian women, a change referred to as sastra wangi. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Bogor, Indonesia

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Eka Kurniawan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Indonesia
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Eka 'Spin Binder' Kurniawan is an Indonesian writer. He was born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, November 28, 1975. He studied philosophy at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He works as a journalist, writer and designer. He writes novels, short stories, movie scripts and graphic novel, as well as essays. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Tasikmalaya, Indonesia

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Fahri Asiza, is an Indonesian novelist and teacher. He has written approximately fifty-two novels; his works include books for children and adults. His best-selling book is Shakila which sold about 100,000 copies. In 2004 he published Kekasih rembulan. In addition to his writing, Asiza is a lecturer, teaching Mass Communication at Trisakti University in Jakarta. He lives in Pamulang with his wife and his son. ...more on Wikipedia

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Fira Basuki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Indonesia
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Fira Basuki is an Indonesian novelist. Arguably her most famous work is her trilogy debut consisting of Jendela-Jendela, Pintu and Atap. The trilogy concerning the journeys of Javanese brother and sister Bowo and June; from graduating high school, studying abroad in the US, their meta-physical experiences, relationships with people of different nationalities, and their return home to Indonesia. Her novel, Brownies, was adapted to a movie which was nominated for Best Picture at the 2005 Indonesian Film Festival, eventually losing out to Gie. She recently launched to widespread media acclaim a popular biography on media person Wimar Witoelar, her first work in non-fiction. Her novel, Astral ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

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