Dewi Ria Utari


She was born in Jepara (Aug 15, 1977), and currently lives in Jakarta

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Also known as Fransisca Dewi Ria Utari. A simple writer who try to catch a glimpse of the world into her writing. A dance enthusiast especially for Pina Bausch’s works and contemporary dance.

Born in 1977 in Jepara, Central Java, she started her career in journalism, but began writing short stories in 2003. Her work has been published in Djakarta, A+, Spice, Media Indonesia, Koran Tempo, and Kompas as well as appearing in anthologies such as Ripin: Kompas Selected Short Stories 2005-2006, Pena Kencana Literary Award 2008, and Cinta di atas Perahu Cadik: Kompas Selected Short Stories 2007.


  “Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
  Out of Ubud – Selected Work by New Voices at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
218 page(s), Lontar Foundation
  Klub Solidaritas Suami Hilang: Cerpen Pilihan Kompas 2013
Collection of Short Stories
248 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
  Smokol: Cerpen Kompas Pilihan 2008
Collection of Short Stories
169 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas

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