Indonesian Women Writers
Editors: Yvonne Michalik & Melani Budianta
Indonesian women’s fiction has flourished since the beginning of the Reformasi Era in 1998. Who are the authors? What do they write about? What are the contexts of their writings?
This anthology offers a taste of this literary phenomenon by selecting nine stories, five author’s interviews, and five scholarly essays. It covers a variety of genres and themes, from social realism to gothic mystery to romance, from gender and sexuality to political satire to Islamic piety.
Indonesian Women Writers is a must read for students and scholars of Indonesian and Southeast Asian studies as well as a general audience with an interest in contemporary fiction.
Authors featured: Oka Rusmini, Linda Christanty, Djenar Maesa Ayu, Lily Yulianti Farid, Leila S. Chudori, Ayu Utami, Intan Paramaditha, Nukila Amal, Helvy Tiana Rosa
Place/ date of publication: Berlin, October 2015
Page number: 268 pages
Format: Paperback (225 x 155 mm); English