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Erni Aladjai


She is the daughter of a clove farmer, Hasarudin Aladjai, and Mardia Abd Karim. She finished her studies in French at the Hasanuddin University in Makassar. Before deciding to become a full-time writer, she worked as a journalist in Makassar editing news stories while managing an after-school program. Aside from writing, she worked as a freelance novel editor and managed the literature and cultural group Dapur Seni Salanggar in the Banggai Islands, Central Sulawesi.

Her works include poetry, essays, short stories and novellas published in local and national print media. Some of her works have been well-received. Her short story ‘Sampo Soie Soe, Si Juru Masak’ won third place at the Jakarta International Literary Festival (JILFest). In 2012, her novella Rumah Perahu and Sebelum Hujan di Seasea won second and third place at the Sayembara Cerber Femina 2011. In the same year, her novel Kei won the judge’s favor at the Sayembara Novel Dewan Kesenian Jakarta.

Her books that have already been published include Pesan Cinta dari Hujan (Insist Press, 2010), Ning di Bawah Gerhana (Bumen Pustaka Emas, 2013) and Kei (GagasMedia, 2013).1

  1. UWRF 2014 

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