Okky Madasari


She was born in Magetan (Oct 30, 1984), and currently lives in Jakarta

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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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  Mata di Tanah Melus
Children's Novel
192 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  The Last Crowd
360 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Yang Bertahan dan Binasa Perlahan
Collection of Short Stories
196 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Kerumunan Terakhir
(The Last Crowd)
360 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
280 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  The Outcast
256 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  The Years of Voiceless
266 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  Pasung Jiwa
(Soul Shackle)
328 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
280 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
282 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

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