Eliza Vitri Handayani


She was born in Jakarta and currently lives in Jakarta

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An author and a literary translator. Her works have appeared in leading Indonesian literary outlets, as well as in the Asia Literary Review and Asymptote Journal. Her novella From Now On Everything Will Be Different was published by Obor in Indonesia in 2014, and is now forthcoming in English. In 2004 she won an award for best young-adult book from the Association of Indonesian Publishers. In 2010-2012 she worked as an associate editor of Tesaurus Bahasa Indonesia (ed. Eko Endarmoko). She is also the founder of InterSastra, an Indonesian literary translation initiative.


  BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016
350 page(s), Math Paper Press
  From Now On Everything Will Be Different
160 page(s), Vagabond Press
  Mulai Saat Ini Segalanya Akan Berubah
(From Now On Everything Will Be Different)
page(s), Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia

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Eliza Vitri Handayani reads “The Fugitive” by Wiji Thukul