Ni Komang Ariani


She was born in Bali (May 19, 1978), and currently lives in Jakarta

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In early 2003, she began work as radio news announcer on Global FM Bali, and in October that year, moved to Jakarta to work as a broadcaster and journalist with KBR68H until March 2006. As well as writing, Komang also works as an Social Studies Teacher in Highscope Indonesia. Her short stories have appeared in the newspapers Kompas, Suara Pembaruan, Jurnal Nasional, Sindo and Bali Post, and in the magazines Chic, Kartini and Gadis. Her novella, Nyanyi Sunyi Celah Tebing, won first prize in the 2007 Femina magazine serial story contest. Her other awards include a commendation in short story competition on the theme of the environment organized by the tabloid Parle, for her short story Kemana Iyah Sewaktu Banjir. Her published work includes the compilation of short stories “Lidah” published by Pustaka Pergaulan, June 2008. In 2009, her short story “Senja di Pelupuk Mata” was chosen as one of 14 Kompas Daily Short Stories Selection. In 2010, her first novel, Senjakala was published. In 2011, she was invited to Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.1

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“Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
135 page(s), Koekoesan
Smokol: Cerpen Kompas Pilihan 2008
Collection of Short Stories
169 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas

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