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About the Author

Linda Christanty

Linda Christanty is an author and journalist. Her writing has been recognized by various awards including the national literary award in Indonesia (Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2004 and 2010), award from the Language Center of the Ministry of National Education (2010 and 2013), and The Best Short Stories version by Kompas daily (1989). Her essay “Militarism and Violence in East Timor” won a Human Rights Award for Best Essay in 1998. She has also written script for plays on conflict, disaster and peace process in Aceh, "The Sultan's Stick". It was performed in the World P.E.N Forum (P.E.N Japan and P.E.N International Forum) in Tokyo, Japan (2008). She received the Southeast Asian Writers Award, S.E.A Write Award, in 2013. Email: lindachrista@yahoo.com.



PUBLICATIONS

Short stories (fiction) in Indonesia media, 1989 - / Cerita-cerita pendek di berbagai suratkabar nasional (Media Indonesia, Bisnis Indonesia, Suara Karya, Kompas, Pelita), 1989 - 

The Indigenous Concubines and Dutch East Indies Society/Nyai dan Masyarakat Kolonial Hindia Belanda (non-fiction), Jurnal Prisma, No. 10, 1994

The Flying Horse of Maria Pinto/Kuda Terbang Maria Pinto (fiction), Katakita publishing, Jakarta, 2004

Kumpulan Cerpen Pilihan Kompas 1981-1990: Riwayat Negeri yang HaruPenerbit Buku Kompas, 2006

Short story "The Kersen Tree", Asia Literary Journal,  Hong Kong, 2006

"Tiro’s People", feature about members of the Free Aceh Movement after Helsinki Pledge, Arena Magazine, Australia, April 1, 2007.

Two short stories (“The Flying Horse of Maria Pinto” and “The Fourth Grave”), Indonesia journal, volume 83, April 2007. The English language journal is published by Cornell University's Southeast Asia Program.

TERRA: a bilingual anthology from Wordstorm, the NT Writers' Festival, Australia, 2007

A section describing post conflict and post tsunami in Aceh out of my last novel Sultan’s Stick, was performed as a theatrical drama at the World P.E.N. Forum on 24 February 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.

A section of  Sultan’s Stick (novel), Subaru (literary magazine), Japan, April 2008.

Short story, “Makan Malam” (2003) will be used by NSW (New South Wales, Australia) schools as part of the 2009-2013 Higher School Certificate Indonesian Course support materials.

From Java to Atjeh/Dari Jawa Menuju Atjeh (non-fiction), Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, Jakarta, 2009.

Selma's Secret/Rahasia Selma (fiction), Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Jakarta, 2010

Transformasi Gerakan Aceh Merdeka: Dari Kotak Peluru ke Kotak Suara, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Jakarta, 2010

Don't Write Us Down as Terrorists/Jangan Tulis Kami Teroris (non-fiction), Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, 2011

Setelah Damai di Helsinki: Kumpulan Tulisan tentang Aceh dalam Lima Tahun Perdamaian (non-fiksi; editor), Perkumpulan Aceh Feature & Yayasan Tifa, 2011

A Dog Died in Bala Murghab/Seekor Anjing Mati di Bala Murghab (fiction), Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2012

Me, Islam and Literature/Saya, Islam dan Sastra (non-fiction), Critical Muslim 07Hurst and Co, London, 2013

Sua Sib Jed Tua Khong Luta/Tujuh Belas Harimau Luta (fiction), Wailalak University Press and The Writers Assosiation of Thailand, Bangkok, 2013. 

A Little Blue Bird in Naha: Conflict, Tragedy, Reconciliation/Seekor Burung Kecil Biru di Naha: Konflik, Tragedi, Rekonsiliasi (non-fiction), Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, 2015

Schreib ja nicht, dass wir Terroristen sind! (non-fiction, translator and editor: Dr. Gunnar Stange), Horlemann, Berlin, 2015

"Der Spiegel, Der Wahrheit-Zeitgenossische Indonesische Literatur", Handbuch Indonesien, editor: Gunnar Stange, Rolf Jordan, Kristina Grosman, Horlemann, Berlin, 2015

Multiple human interest articles published in Indonesia media (Koran Tempo newspaper, Kompas newspaper, Serambi Indonesia newspaper, Media Indonesia newspaper, Jawa Pos newspaper, Playboy (Indonesia) magazine, Esquire magazine, Dewi magazine, and Modus Aceh tabloid).




PRESENTATIONS

"Terrorism and Religion", Asia Pacific Youth Forum 2005 (for Asia Pacific Young Leaders), Okinawa, Japan, March 2005.

“Indonesian Literature after Dictatorship”, Wordstorm Festival, Darwin, Australia, June 2005

"Women Authors in Indonesian Literature", Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia, October 2005

"Indonesian Mythology", Ubud Writers Festival, Ubud, Bali, October 2006

"Disaster and Literature", Japan P.E.N Club Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, November 2006

"Sultan's Stick" (theatre performance), World PEN Forum, Tokyo, Japan, February 2008

"Islam and the Modern World", The MAN Hong Kong International Literary Festival (panel discussion with Fatima Bhutto, Ziauddin Sardar, and Isa Kamari), Hong Kong,  2008

"Celebration of Indonesia 10 years After Soeharto",  Berlin, Germany; Invited by Frederich Ebert Stiftung and Watch Indonesia!, May 2008

"Process of Freedom", Winternachten and Morocco P.E.N Club in Rabat-Kenitra, Morocco, June 2009.

Seminar: "The 60th Anniversary of the Indonesia-Thailand Diplomatic Relations", Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Southern Thailand, 25 November 2010

Northeast Writers' Forum, Guwahati, Assam, Northeastern, India, 4-5 December 2010

Social media conference, Australia National University, Canberra, Australia, November 2011

"Media and Peace Process", MIO, Bangkok, Thailand, June 2012

"My Democracy" (reading and panel discussion, with David Van Reybrouck, Andre Vltchek, A. Samad Said and Alfian Sa'at), George Town Literary Festival, George Town, Penang, Malaysia, November 2012

"Press Freedom in the Region", MIO, Bangkok, Thailand, April 2013

International Conference on "ASEAN Literature: Development, Identity and Impacts on Contemporary Societies", Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-23 August 2013

"Contemporary Southeast Asian Literature", School of Liberal Arts-Walailak University & The Writers' Association of Thailand, Tha Sala, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Southern Thailand, 29-30 November 2013

"Contemporary Indonesian Literature", Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, 16 January 2014

Winternachten (Writers Unlimited), Den Haag, Netherlands, 17-19 January 2014

Panel Discussion "Post-Conflict Transformations in Aceh, Indonesia: Islam, Gender, Human Rights, and Politics" (with Azhari Aiyub, Dr. Gunnar Stange, and Professor James T. Siegel),  Cluster of Excellency “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, 15 October 2015.

Discussion "Religious Extremism in Indonesia" (with Dr. Gunnar Stange), Indonesian Pavillion, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany, 16 October 2015 

Discussion and Reading from the book Schreib ja nicht, dass wir Terroristen sind! (moderator and translator: Dr. Gunnar Stange), Berleburger Literaturpflaster, Bad Berleburg, Germany, 19 October 2015 




AWARDS

Best Short Story award from Kompas newspaper (“The Dry Leaves”/"Daun-Daun Kering"), 1989.

Best Essay of Human Rights (“Militarism and Violence in East Timor"/Militerisme dan Kekerasan di Timor Timur), 1998.

Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2004, the best fiction  (The Flying Horse of Maria Pinto/Kuda Terbang Maria Pinto)

Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2010, the best fiction  (Selma's Secret/Rahasia Selma)

Penghargaan Prosa 2010 Pusat Bahasa-Kementerian Pendidikan Nasional (From Java to Atjeh/Dari Jawa Menuju Atjeh)

Women and Media Award 2010, Radio Komunitas Suara Perempuan, Aceh

Penghargaan Prosa 2013 Pusat Bahasa-Kementerian Pendidikan Nasional (A Dog Died in Bala Murghab/Seekor Anjing Mati di Bala Murghab)

2013 S.E.A Write Award/2013 Southeast Asian Writers Award, Southeast Asia region. 

Penghargaan Sastra Bangka-Belitung, 2014

Kartini Award 2014

10 Penulis Terbaik dan 10 Buku Non Fiksi Terbaik Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia 2015 (A Little Blue Bird in Naha: Conflict, Tragedy, Reconciliation/Seekor Burung Kecil Biru di Naha: Konflik, Tragedi, Rekonsiliasi)

Linda Christanty is an author and journalist. Her writing has been recognized by various awards including the national literary award in Indonesia (Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2004 and 2010), award from the Language Center of the Ministry of National Education (2010 and 2013), and The Best Short Stories version by Kompas daily (1989). Her essay "Militarism and Violence in East Timor" won a Human Rights Award for Best Essay in 1998. She has also written script for plays on conflict, disaster and peace transformation in Aceh. It was performed in the World P.E.N Forum (P.E.N Japan and P.E.N International Forum) in Tokyo, Japan (2008). She received the Southeast Asian writers award, S.E.A Write Award, in 2013.

My New Book

Schreib Ja Nicht, Dass Wir Terroristen Sind!

Schreib Ja Nicht, Dass Wir Terroristen Sind!
Penerbit : Horlemann Verlag (2015)

My New Book

Seekor Burung Kecil Biru di Naha

Seekor Burung Kecil Biru di Naha
Penerbit : Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia (2015)

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