Lan Fang

Writer


She was born in Banjarmasin (Mar 05, 1970), and died in Surabaya (Dec 25, 2011)
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Despite a law degree from the University of Surabaya, Lan Fang chose to pursue a writing career. Her novel, Lelakon, won the Khatulistiwa Award in 2008. Her short stories have appeared in 20 Cerpen Terbaik Indonesia as a part of the Anugerah Sastra Pena Kencana in 2008 and 2009.

In 2009, the newspaper Kompas published Lan Fang’s “Ciuman di bawah Hujan” as a serial and in 2010 Gramedia Pustaka Utama published the story as a novel under the same title. Other books by Lan Fang from the same publisher include: Reinkarnasi (2003), Pai Yin (2004), Kembang Gunung Purei (2005), Laki-Laki yang Salah (2006), Yang Liu (2006), Perempuan Kembang Jepun (2006; reprinted 2012), Kota Tanpa Kelamin (2007), and Lelakon (2007).

Lan Fang is known in Indonesia as an accomplished writer, and a philanthropist with deep concern for social welfare. Her beliefs are shown in her writing, as well as through her volunteer work as a mentor for several writing workshops in schools.

Unfortunately, this prolific writer’s life was cut short. Lan Fang passed away at the age of 41 while being treated for liver cancer in Singapore. Her untimely death is a great loss to the Indonesian literary community, and to every reader who appreciates evocative, truthful writing of the heart.1


  1. Dalang Publishing 

Book(s)


  All the World’s a Stage
Novel
264 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Potions and Paper Cranes
256 page(s), Dalang Publishing
  Perempuan Kembang Jepun
288 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Lelakon
272 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama


Also Mentioned in ...


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