Nirwan Dewanto


He was born in Surabaya (Sep 28, 1961), and currently lives in Jakarta

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A poet and cultural critic. He is also known for his depiction of Albertus Soegijapranata in the 2012 biopic Soegija.

While still in senior high school he was already writing poetry; the poems were published in local magazines such as Kuncung and Kartini. Dewanto did his university studies at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Bandung, West Java, from 1980 to 1987, where he received a degree in geology. In 1991 Dewanto was a speaker at the National Cultural Conference. He later became well known for his cultural commentary. Dewanto became editor of the magazine Kalam at its launch in February 1994, along with poet Goenawan Mohamad. In 1996 Dewanto released a collection of essays entitled Senjakala Kebudayaan.1

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