Maggie Tiojakin


She was born in Jakarta (Mar 10, 1980), and currently lives in Jakarta

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A journalist and short story writer. Her works have been published both in print and electronic media, such as The Boston Globe, The Jakarta Post Weekender, Asian News Network, Asia One, Femina, et cetera. In 2006, she published a debut collection of short stories titled Homecoming (And Other Stories); followed by a 2007 film-to-novel adaptation, Claudia/Jasmine. Prior to jumpstarting her journalistic career in Jakarta, where she now lives, Maggie had spent six years living the “American life” in Boston, Massachusetts (1999-2005)—and has only recently made the attempts to make sense of those years.1

  1. Eastown Fiction 


  Winter Dreams and the Invincible Summer
340 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Saraswati: Wisdom & Knowledge, a Bilingual Anthology of Indonesian Writing
300 page(s), Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati
  Selama Kita Tersesat di Luar Angkasa: Kumpulan Cerita Absurd
(While We Were Lost in Space)
241 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Un Soir du Paris
Collection of Short Stories
144 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

What Media Say

Notes from the Field: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2014 (Oct 13, 2014)
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: The four ages of Indonesian literature (Oct 06, 2014)
Announcement: 15 Indonesian Emerging Writers Selected for UWRF 2014 (Jun 01, 2014)

Also Mentioned in ...

The literary light from the east (May 29, 2017)
An Evening With Women in Modern Literature (Nov 06, 2015)