Clarissa Goenawan


Country: Indonesia/Singapore

Clarissa Goenawan is an Indonesian-born Singaporean writer. Her debut novel, Rainbirds, was the winner of the prestigious Bath Novel Award for unpublished and self-published novelists. Her short stories have received several awards and been published in various literary magazines and anthologies in Singapore, Australia, the UK, and the US, such Esquire, Monsoon Book, Writing the City, and many others.

Supported by Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

Clarissa Goenawan merupakan penulis Singapura kelahiran Indonesia. Novel perdananya, Rainbirds, berhasil memenangkan penghargaan bergengsi Bath Novel Award dalam kategori unpublished dan self-published novelist.  Cerita-cerita pendeknya telah menerima beberapa penghargaan dan telah diterbitkan dalam beberapa majalah sastra dan antologi di Singapura, Australia, Inggris, Amerika Serikat seperti Esquire, Monsoon Book, Writing the City, dan masih banyak lagi.

Didukung oleh Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

Appearing in

Main Program: It Takes a Village

The solitary author in her eyrie is a romantic image, but support is key to many writers making it across the finish line, whether with their first book or their …


Main Program: The Big Read: Telling Tales

It’s one of life’s pleasures: having someone read to you. A treat for lovers of a good story, UWRF’s prose pros will share their work in a little corner of …


Special Event: Long Table Dinner: Edible Indonesia

Indonesia inspires many of UWRF’s writers, and its cuisine is celebrated by the chefs at Lumbung Restaurant at Desa Visesa. We’re bringing them together for a long table dinner where …


Satellite Event: Writing for the Imagination

How can you control your imagination through writing? Create your own imaginative story and build characters, location, plot, and ideas for action. Acclaimed author Clarissa Goenawan will guide you through …


Satellite Event: Clarissa & Her Rainbirds

Clarissa Goenawan is an Indonesian-born Singaporean writer whose debut novel, Rainbirds, is receiving praise far and wide. Join Clarissa as she shares her inspiring journey from full-time writer and mother …