Okky Madasari

Writer


She was born in Magetan (Oct 30, 1984), and currently lives in Jakarta
http://www.okkymadasari.net

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Okky Puspa Madasari known as Okky Madasari is an Indonesian author and journalist. She won an Indonesian major and most celebrated literary prize, Khatulistiwa Literary Award, in 2012 for her third novel, Maryam. At the age of 28, she is the youngest ever to win this prestigious award. Her novels were shortlisted three years in a row by the same award.

Her first novel Entrok, an epic about life under totalitarian and militarism during the Indonesia’s New Order era, has been translated into English and was published in July 2013 under the title of The Years of the Voiceless.

Okky was born on October 30, 1984 in Magetan, East Java, Indonesia. She graduated from Gadjah Mada University’s International Relations Department in 2005 with Bachelor Degree in Political Science. She has chosen to become a journalist and writer ever since her graduation. In 2012, she took sociology for her Master’s degree from the University of Indonesia.1


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Book(s)


  Kerumunan Terakhir
(The Last Crowd)
Novel
360 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Bound
280 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  The Outcast
256 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  The Years of Voiceless
Novel
266 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Pasung Jiwa
(Soul Shackle)
Novel
328 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Maryam
280 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Entrok
Novel
282 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama


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