Cok Sawitri


She was born in Sideman, Bali (Sep 01, 1968), and currently lives in Jakarta

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A journalist, novelist, playwright, poet, and activist. Her poetry, short stories, essays, and feature articles have appeared in most every major national literary publication. Translations of her work have appeared in Bali: Living in Two Worlds (2002) and Bali Rediscovered (2004). Her most recent published work, a novel titled Janda Dari Jirah (The Widow from Jirah), was short-listed for the 2006-2007 Khatulistiwa Literary Award. She has staged eighteen dramatic works and is well known in Bali and beyond for her work in community development and women’s empowerment.1

  1. Words Without Borders 


A Lonely Death and Other Stories
Collection of Short Stories
148 page(s), BTW Books
Un Soir du Paris
Collection of Short Stories
144 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Work(s) in Translation