"Have you ever like, you are struck by sudden feeling, a feeling that you can’t elaborate with words. It just came, and very random, maybe because you are thinking about something but too embarassed to admit it, and suddenly tears just fall from your eyes? You just wanna say that you are very lonely, and tired of rejections, but it is also not true because you like loneliness, it is your best buddy and rejection is not as bad company. But you just feel sad out of nowhere, and then you wipe your eyes and smile. Because at the same time you feel that it is also beautiful. The loneliness, the incapablity, the sadness, they are very beautiful. Have you ever felt like that?"


I have lived since march 1985 and was born in a village in Tangerang, Indonesia. I have worked in a variety of positions, from cashier, tutor, account manager, to waiter, etc. Nevertheless, writing has always been my favorite thing to do (other than sleeping).
I write comedy, romance, bildungsroman, coming-of-age, adventure, and experimenting in other genres as well. Some of my published novels, including: SUNYI, ROMANTIS, ENAK, My Favorite Goodbye, HALO, Aku Dalam Novel.
Four of my novels have been translated into Malaysian and two will soon appear in English: RATU and Bukan Perjaka (Not A Virgin).
In 2017 I got a grant from National Book Committee and Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture to do a writing residency in the U.K.
For me, writing means to escape and to relate in the same time.
I also ride motorcycle and I love funny stuffs and I'm a little bit lazy.

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