Korrie Layun Rampan


He was born in Samarinda (Aug 17, 1953), and died in Jakarta (Nov 19, 2015)
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An author and humanist from Kutai, an ethnic group in East Kalimantan. In the world of Indonesian literature, Korrie is a diligent bibliographer. He can be compared to H.B. Jassin who in his time became an icon of criticism and a great classifier of Indonesian literature.

As an author, Korrie has become famous for his creativity. Many of his works have been published, including novels, short stories, poetry, children’s stories and essays.

He has also translated around 100 titles of children’s storybooks and dozens of short stories from around the world, including the works of short story writers like Leo Tolstoy, Guy de Maupassant, Knut Hamsun, Anton Chekhov, O Henry and Luigi Pirandello.

His novel Ceremony won a prize in the novel-writing section of the Jakarta Arts Council in 1976. Another novel titled Api, Awan Asap (Fire, Cloud, Smoke) won a similar prize in 1998. His short stories, essays, book reviews, film scripts and his journalism have won him prizes in many contests.1

  1. The Jakarta Post 


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