Putu Oka Sukanta


Country: Indonesia

Born in 1939, Putu Oka Sukanta is a writer and journalist who has written extensively about Indonesia’s political conditions and humanity. His trilogy of novels reflecting the face and character of the New Order: Threads of Dignity, The Turning Wheel, and Spaces, have been published in English by the Lontar Foundation, and translated by Keith Foulcher.

Seorang penulis dan wartawan yang lahir di Singaraja, Bali, tahun 1939. Putu Oka Sukanta banyak menulis mengenai kondisi politik di Indonesia dan kemanusiaan. Trilogi novelnya yang merefleksikan wajah dan watak Orde Baru: Merajut Harkat, Istana Jiwa dan Celah, telah diterbitkan dalam bahasa Inggris oleh Lontar Foundation dan diterjemahkan oleh Keith Foulcher.

Appearing in

Main Program | Keynote with Putu Oka Sukanta

We reflect on the extraordinary life and immense contribution that Putu Oka Sukanta has made to Indonesian literature over more than 40 years. Imprisoned for 10 years during the Soeharto …


Book Launch | Tiga Buku Menguak Kisah Putu Oka Sukanta

Understanding Putu Oka Sukanta’s writing journey, three books will be launched that represent his creative genre, title Tutur Wani (Short Stories Collection, Badak Merah Publisher), The Isolation Poems (Poetry Collection, …