Linda Christanty


She was born in Bangka (Mar 18, 1970), and currently lives in Banda Aceh

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An author and journalist. Her writing has been recognized by various awards including the national literary award in Indonesia (Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2004 and 2010), award from the Language Center of the Ministry of National Education (2010 and 2013), and The Best Short Stories version by Kompas daily (1989). Her essay “Militarism and Violence in East Timor” won a Human Rights Award for Best Essay in 1998. She has also written script for plays on conflict, disaster and peace transformation in Aceh. It was performed in the World P.E.N Forum (P.E.N Japan and P.E.N International Forum) in Tokyo, Japan (2008). She received the Southeast Asian writers award, S.E.A Write Award, in 2013.

Her collection of short stories, Kuda Terbang Maria Pinto, (Maria Pinto’s Flying Horse), won the Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2004, the most prestigious literary award in Indonesia. Besides fiction, she has also written features for newspapers like Sinar Harapan (Jakarta), Flores Pos (Flores), Pontianak Pos (Kalimantan), Fajar Pos (Sulawesi), Serambi Indonesia (Aceh, Sumatra), and Suara Timor Lorosae (East Timor). She is also contributor of Playboy magazine (Indonesia). She currently lives in Banda Aceh and is the chief editor of Pantau Foundation news agency.


Final Party and Other Stories
Collection of Short Stories
154 page(s), BTW Books
Seekor Anjing Mati di Bala Murghab
(A Dog Dies in Bala Murghab)
128 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Un Soir du Paris
Collection of Short Stories
144 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

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