Seno Gumira Ajidarma is one of Indonesia’s best known and most widely published writers. He has authored many novels, collections of short stories, essays, and several plays and volumes of poetry. He has won multiple awards for his work including the prestigious SEAWrite award for his contributions to Southeast Asian literature in 1997. Translations of his works include his collection of short stories focused on Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor, Eyewitness (1995); a collection of short stories, essays and a play centering on the end of the Suharto regime, Jakarta at a Certain Point in Time (2002); and his experimental novel, Jazz, Perfume, and the Incident (2013). Seno lives in Jakarta and is currently working on a multi-volume martial arts epic novel, Nagabumi.
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