About Us

For short, IDWRITERS is a site devoted to showcasing Indonesian writers and/or book authors, along with their publications, journals, and other literary resources in English. Our main feature, the writers directory, provides a way for writers to find one another, but more importantly the resources provided makes it easy for event hosts,—especially for international event hosts—, literary organizers, arts administrators, librarians, booksellers, and readers to get in touch with writers. We built this site because we noticed the lack of resources dedicated to Indonesian literature, especially one that is accessible to the international community.

We are now underway to redefine ourselves as the leading destination to discover INDONESIAN WRITERS database in English. IDWRITERS is about more than just profiling. It’s about data.

Questions, comments, articles, info, etc. are more than welcome. Just send us an e-mail, mention us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook or use the contact form.


July 15
Today in History

Originally run by the Indonesian Foundation (Yayasan Indonesia), the first issue of Horison magazine was published #onthisday in 1966. The idea to create such a magazine belonged to the writer and publicist MOCHTAR LUBIS, with the first editorial board consisted of H.B. JASSIN, TAUFIQ ISMAIL, Soe Hok Djin (Arief Budiman), D.S. Moeljanto, and himself. Launch their online version in 2010. In July 2016, happens mark 50 years of anniversary, Horison decided to stop circulation of their print magazine and totally become an online magazine, titled horisononline. Later in January 2018, Horison back with printed version and publish "only" as a quarter magazine.

Bryce Alcock's eulogy for the great writer and thinker, courageous and honest seeker of truth, ACHDIAT KARTA MIHARDJA who passed away a week before, on July 8, 2010 in Canberra.

In 2013, the Frankfurt Book Fair officially welcomes Indonesia as Guest of Honour country of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Press Release.

"Rencana Pembunuhan Sang Muazin" by FEBY INDIRANI marks the debut of @detikcom short story section #onthisday in 2017.


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