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Program Director: Okky Madasari

Okky Madasari won Khatulistiwa Literary Award (KLA) for her novel Maryam (2012) which revolves around people who are displaced due to their beliefs and then banned into exile. Maryam has been translated into English under the title The Outcast (2014). Her first novel, Entrok (2010) which tells a story about military dominance during Indonesia’s New Order Era, has been translated also into English language with the title The Years of The Voiceless (2013). Her other novels are 86 (2011) which raises the problems of massive corruption in Indonesia today and Pasung Jiwa (2013) has been translated under title Bound which touches freedom of the individual within the contemporary Indonesia. For three consecutive years from 2011-2013, her novels were shortlisted in the Khatulistiwa Literary Awards.

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