Novelist, social activist priest, receives Dutch literary award

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About Y. B. Mangunwijaya,
and was originally published in UCANEWS,
Jul 19, 1996


Father Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya, has received the 1996 Netherlands-based “Professor Teeuw Award” in recognition of his contributions to Indonesian literature and culture.
Father Mangunwijaya, 67, a Semarang archdiocesan priest in Yogyakarta, Central Java, is known as a novelist, columnist, educator, architect and social worker, and has received several national and international awards.
The Teeuw award was presented to him May 15 in Jakarta by the man it is named after, Andries Teeuw, a Dutch linguist highly regarded for his role in promoting Indonesian literature. The award announcement came two days earlier.

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