Home | What's New Headlines | Writer Spotlights | Book Chronicles | Translations | Story Directory Writers | Contributing Authors | Books | Publishers | News Sources
If you are a writer yourself, help us grow the database? Get listed! — A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Jakarta Post / All Things Books
May 24, 2024

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
May 21, 2024

Foreign Affairs / What Media Says
May 17, 2024

Electric Literature / All Things Books
May 16, 2024

Obituary: Soni Farid Maulana (1962-2022)

What Media Says

In this article: Soni Farid Maulana

Written by Ian Campbell, and was originally published in Inside Indonesia

Jan 23, 2024

Soni Farid Maulana, born in 1962 in Tasikmalaya, West Java was a known journalist and poet who had a connection, to his roots. He first showcased his talent through the 'Pertemuan Kecil' segment of Pikiran Rakyat in 1980. Soni drew inspiration from his childhood in Tasikmalaya and the teachers he had. After graduating from ASTI in 1985 he fully immersed himself in the literary circles of Bandung. In 1990 he joined Pikiran Rakyat as a journalist. Played a role in establishing the cultural section called 'Khazanah.' This platform became instrumental for introducing works and fostering cultural discussions. Soni being a poet with family values dedicated works to his wife and children infusing joy, care and tenderness into his verses. His contributions as a figure in West Java bridged journalism and Indonesian literature leaving behind an enduring legacy, in both spheres.

Soni Farid Maulana passed away on November 27th, 2022. Left behind a collection of words that beautifully captured his world and the world around him.

Read the full article here.

About Us

Ready to dive into the magic of our writer's directory? It's not just a cool space for writers to connect; it's like the ultimate toolkit for event hosts, lit organizers, artsy souls, librarians, book nerds, and everyone curious about Indonesian writers. Think of it as the cozy HOME for INDONESIAN WRITERS, where we're on a mission to smash those pesky language barriers holding back Indonesian books and lit from taking over the world. Read more!

Got burning questions, awesome comments, juicy articles, or just some cool info to drop? We're all ears! Shoot us an email, give us a shout on X, Facebook, or Instagram, or hit us up using the contact form. Let's make this a conversation!