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Intan Paramaditha


An Indonesian author and a lecturer in media and film studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. She received her Ph.D from New York University (2014). Both her fiction and academic works explore the intersections between gender and sexuality, culture, and politics.


Her short story collection Apple and Knife, translated into English by Stephen J. Epstein, was published by Brow Books (Australia) and Harvill Secker (UK) in 2018. Her debut novel Gentayangan (The Wandering), selected as Tempo Best Literary Work for Prose Fiction in 2017, received the PEN Translates Award from English PEN and the PEN/ Heim Translation Fund Grant from PEN America. It will be published by Harvill Secker in February 2020. She was the winner of the Kompas Best Short Story Award in 2013 and the co-author of horror anthology Kumpulan Budak Setan (The Devil’s Slaves Club, 2010), with Eka Kurniawan and Ugoran Prasad.


Prior to her appointment at Macquarie University, she taught at the University of Indonesia and Sarah Lawrence College. Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Visual Anthropology, Film Quarterly, Asian Cinema, Jump Cut, Social Identities, and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies as well as edited volumes such as Southeast Asian Independent Cinema, Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures and Dictionnaire des femmes créatrices. She has received awards and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, Mellon/ American Council of Learned Societies, NYU Jay Leyda Award for Academic Excellence, American Association of University Women, and Fulbright. She was a visiting scholar at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and is part of the Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference (ASEACC).


Intan Paramaditha has given talks as an invited speaker at literary/ arts festivals and academic forums. She is involved in feminist projects focusing on arts and culture in Indonesia.1

  1. Intan Paramaditha 


440 page(s), April Yayıncılık
(The Wandering)
528 page(s), Wydawnictwo Tajfuny
The Wandering
page(s), Vintage
The Wandering
448 page(s), Harvill Secker
Apple and Knife
Collection of Short Stories
192 page(s), Harvill Secker
Apple and Knife
Collection of Short Stories
208 page(s), The Lifted Brow
Gentayangan: Pilih Sendiri Petualangan Sepatu Merahmu
(The Wandering: Choose Your Own Red Shoes Adventure)
512 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Spinner of Darkness & Other Tales
Collection of Short Stories
212 page(s),
Kumpulan Budak Setan
Collection of Short Stories
174 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

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