Fira Basuki


She was born in Jakarta (Jun 07, 1972), and currently lives in Jakarta

View her profile on Goodreads, or follow her on Twitter

Fira Basuki (born June 7, 1972) is a well-known Indonesian novelist. Arguably her most famous work is her trilogy debut consisting of Jendela-Jendela (The Windows), Pintu (The Door) and Atap (The Roof). The trilogy concerning the journeys of Javanese brother and sister Bowo and June; from graduating high school, studying abroad in the US, their meta-physical experiences (especially Bowo’s “second sight” and aura-reading capabilities), relationships with people of different nationalities (especially June’s Tibetan husband), and their return home to Indonesia.

Her novel, Brownies, was adapted to a movie which was nominated for Best Picture at the 2005 Indonesian Film Festival, eventually losing out to Gie (though Brownies did earn a Best Director Citra award for Hanung Bramantyo[citation needed]). She recently launched to widespread media acclaim a popular biography on media person Wimar Witoelar, her first work in non-fiction.1

  1. Wikipedia 

Also Mentioned in ...

An introduction to the literature of Indonesia, 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair’s Guest of Honour (Oct 14, 2015)
New aromas (Jul 17, 2015)