Leila S. Chudori


Country: Indonesia

Renowned as one of Indonesia’s most respected senior journalists, Leila Salikha Chudori had her first short stories published when she was 12. Her first novel Pulang, a saga spanning two generations of Indonesian exiles, has received multiple awards and been translated into five languages. World Literature Today listed it as one of 75 Notable Translations of 2015.

Dikenal sebagai salah satu jurnalis senior kawakan Indonesia, cerita pendek pertama Leila Salikha Chudori diterbitkan saat ia masih berusia 12 tahun. Novel pertama Leila yang berjudul Pulang, sebuah kisah mengenai dua generasi orang-orang Indonesia yang diasingkan, telah menerima banyak penghargaan dan diterjemahkan ke dalam lima bahasa. World Literature Today mencantumkan Pulang sebagai salah satu dari 75 Notable Translations tahun 2015.

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Emerging Voices: Write!

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Book Launch: Laut Bercerita

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Main Program: Half a Century of ASEAN

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Main Program: Madeleine Thien: Do Not Say We Have Nothing

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Main Program: Nh. Dini: A Living Literary Legend

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Book Launch: UWRF17 Bilingual Anthology Launch

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Main Program: Festival Welcome

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