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Chandra Bientang


Chandra Bientang was born in Jakarta, February 17, 1989 and has moved to Bekasi, Muntilan, Bogor, then returned to Jakarta. She took the Philosophy Study Program at the University of Indonesia since 2007 and graduated in 2013. In 2019 she published his first novel with the theme Urban Thriller titled Dua Dini Hari under Noura Publishing (Mizan Group). In the same year, her short story titled Anak Kucing Leti (Leti’s Kitten) selected into Emerging Writers Program at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival organized by the Mudra Swari Saraswati Foundation. Her short story then translated into English and published at the festival, collaborated with other Emerging Writers and several Indonesian authors in the book Karma : A Bilingual Anthology of Indonesian Writings. Her works focus on issues that are happening in society. Her novel Dua Dini Hari tells the story of the killing of street children in Jakarta, highlighting the injustices and inequalities of the system that often do not humanize street children and marginalized people. Meanwhile, her short story Anak Kucing Leti tells the story of an abortion midwife’s daughter who is being entertained by a kitten she’s taking care of. This short story departs from anxiety over stereotypes and stigma that are often still happened upon women, especially in Indonesia. In 2021, again with Noura Publishing, she published another urban thriller novel with title Sang Peramal (The Fortuneteller).


Sang Peramal
316 page(s), Noura Books
320 page(s), Maneno Books
Dua Dini Hari
248 page(s), Noura Books

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