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Triyanto Triwikromo


Born Salatiga (Sep 15, 1964), currently resides in Semarang
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A writer, lecturer of creative writing at Universitas Diponegoro, and editor at Suara Merdeka newspaper. His collection of short stories Ular di Mangkuk Nabi (Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2009) won Penghargaan Sastra 2009 from Pusat Bahasa. Several of his short stories have been singled out for acclaim. In 2010 his collection of short stories Pertempuran Rahasia was published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama. In 2013 his collection of poems Kisah-Kisah Kecil Semarang sebelum hingga Pascakolonial was published in Dutch, English, and French through the citybooks program by deBuren, Belgium. Also in 2013 his collection of short stories Celeng Satu Celeng Semua was published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama.1

Triyanto Triwikromo studied at Diponegoro University in Semarang and is Master of Arts. He teaches Creative Writing at his alma mater and is the Managing Editor of the newspaper Suara Merdeka. Besides poems he writes short stories. The collections of his short stories include Rezim Sex (Sex regiment, 2002), Sayap Anjing (Wings of the dog, 2003), Anak-anak Mengasah Pisau (Children sharpening knives, 2003), and Malam Sepasang Lampion (The night of a lantern pair, 2004). He received the annual Literature Award from Pusat Bahasa for Ular di Mangkuk Nabi (A snake in the bowl of the Prophet, 2009), and was awarded the Golden Pen for his short story Cahaya Sunyi Ibu (Mother’s silent light, 2008) as well as for Lembah Kematian Ibu (The valley of Mother’s death, 2009). Triwikromo was a guest at several international literary festvals. With four other writers he wrote LA Underlover (2008), a collection of short stories about the contiguity of people in Indonesia with people in Los Angeles. In 2010 he published his poems Pertempuran Rahasia (Secret Battle).2

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“Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
A Conspiracy of God-Killers
Collection of Short Stories
226 page(s), Lontar Foundation
Surga Sungsang
Collection of Short Stories
144 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Un Soir du Paris
Collection of Short Stories
144 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Smokol: Cerpen Kompas Pilihan 2008
Collection of Short Stories
169 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas

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