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Gde Aryantha Soethama


Born Klungkung (Jul 15, 1955), currently resides in Denpasar, Bali
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Born in Klungkung, Gde Aryantha Soethama took an early interest in writing when he started writing poetry as a teenager. He went on to write short stories and essays, and started writing for major newspapers and journals in Bali and Jakarta. After working as a journalist, correspondent and chief editor, he became a freelance writer specializing in short stories and journalistic writing. Two of his short stories have been chosen by Kompas (1993 and 1994) and have been translated into English. His novel Pilihanku Guru received first prize in a novel-writing competition organized by the Bali Post, and has been published by Gita Nagari (Yogyakarta) under the title Senja di Candidasa (2002). HIs other novel Wanita Amerika Dibunuh di Ubud, and compilations of short journalistic essays Basa Basi Bali, Bali is Bali, and Bali Tikam Bali has been published as Buku Arti. Gde Aryantha Soethama was awarded the Katulistiwa Award in 2007.1

  1. Arti Foundation 


“Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
Mandi Api
Collection of Short Stories
174 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas

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