Famous Indonesian Writers

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 1 Hamka

Hamka.
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Famous As: Journalist, Philosopher
Birthdate: February 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Agam Regency
Died: July 24, 1981

 2 Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
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Famous As: Novelist, Writer, Essayist
Birthdate: February 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blora
Died: April 30, 2006
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 3 Raditya Dika

Raditya Dika.
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Famous As: Actor, Writer
Birthdate: December 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 4 Asmirandah

Asmirandah.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 5 Chairil Anwar

Chairil Anwar.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Medan
Died: April 28, 1949

Chairil Anwar was an Indonesian poet whose work dealt with themes like existentialism, individualism, and death. His works, which have been translated into Dutch, French, and English, are credited with helping the evolution of the Indonesian language. His death anniversary is observed as National Literature Day in Indonesia.

 6 Andrea Hirata

Andrea Hirata
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gantung, Indonesia

 7 Amir Hamzah

Amir Hamzah
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 28, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tanjung Pura, Langkat Regency Langkat, Dutch East Indies
Died: March 20, 1946
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 8 Fitria Yusuf

Fitria Yusuf
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Famous As: Model, Writer
Birthdate: December 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 9 Mohammad Yamin

Mohammad Yamin
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, Dutch East Indies
Died: October 17, 1962

 10 Dewi Lestari

Dewi Lestari
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Famous As: Writer, Singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bandung, Indonesia

 11 Devina Hermawan

Devina Hermawan
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Famous As: Chef, Model
Birthdate: November 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

 12 Nh. Dini

Nh. Dini
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Famous As: Novelist, Feminist
Birthdate: February 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Died: December 4, 2018

 13 Emha Ainun Nadjib

Emha Ainun Nadjib
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jombang Regency, East Java

 14 Sapardi Djoko Damono

Sapardi Djoko Damono
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surakarta, Central Java
Died: July 19, 2020

 15 Eka Kurniawan

Eka Kurniawan
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tasikmalaya, West Java

 16 Widji Thukul

Widji Thukul
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solo, Central Java
Died: July 27, 1998

 17 Mochtar Lubis

Mochtar Lubis
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: nowrap Padang, Indonesia Padang, West Sumatra, Dutch East Indies
Died: July 2, 2004

 18 Willibrordus S. Rendra

Willibrordus S. Rendra
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: flagicon Netherlands Surakarta, Dutch East Indies
Died: August 6, 2009

 19 Goenawan Mohamad

Goenawan Mohamad
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Batang Regency Batang, Central Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)

 20 Y. B. Mangunwijaya

Y. B. Mangunwijaya
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ambarawa, Indonesia
Died: February 2, 1999

 21 Risa Saraswati

Risa Saraswati
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Author
Birthdate: February 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bandung, Indonesia

 22 Ayu Utami

Ayu Utami
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: November 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bogor, Indonesia

 23 Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana

Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: February 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Natal, North Sumatra Natal, Dutch East Indies
Died: July 17, 1994

 24 Maria Dermoût

Maria Dermoût
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pati Regency, Indonesia
Died: June 27, 1962

 25 Clara Ng

Clara Ng
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 26 Mpu Prapanca

Mpu Prapanca
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1300 AD
Birthplace: Indonesia
Died: 1350 AD

 27 Soe Tjen Marching

Soe Tjen Marching
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: April 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia