Nirwan Dewanto


Country: Indonesia

Nirwan Dewanto is a poet, essayist, editor and curator renowned in Indonesia’s literary circles for his critical stance toward nationalist-populist sentiment in literary works. He is a two-time winner of the Khatulistiwa Award, and his latest work Buku Jingga (The Orange Book) was named Best Fiction Book of 2018 by Tempo magazine.

Nirwan Dewanto adalah penyair, esais, penyunting, dan kurator yang dikenal di kalangan sastra Indonesia karena sikap kritisnya terhadap sentimen populis nasionalis dalam karya sastra. Ia telah dua kali meraih penghargaan Khatulistiwa, dan karya terakhirnya Buku Jingga dinobatkan sebagai Buku Fiksi Terbaik 2018 oleh majalah Tempo.

Appearing in

Main Program | The Price of Democracy

Jakarta’s deadly riots following the formal results issued after Indonesia’s 17 April elections overshadowed what had been a peaceful process. Jokowi’s victory was a sigh of relief for the nation’s …


Main Program | Weapons of Mass Distortion

Indonesia has 150 million internet users and 800,000 hoax-distributing websites, according to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. In a system swimming with fake news, what is the relationship …


Main Program | Precious Peatlands

Indonesia has 36% of the world’s tropical peatlands. Home to tens of thousands of endangered species, and more effective at storing carbon than forests, this crucial habitat is under severe …