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Young writers test the limits of teenlit

Daniel Rose, Contributor, Jakarta | The Jakarta Post, 05/11/2008

DYAN NURANINDYA: (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

DYAN NURANINDYA: (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

A man who works in marketing and rarely reads fiction said that whenever he heard the word “writer”, the first thing that crossed his mind was eccentricity.

His definition of “eccentricity” is introverted and quiet on one hand; extroverted and rebellious on the other. In short, he thinks writers are a strange breed. Where did he get this idea? “The Hours and Finding Forrester,” he answered.

Three young writers sat in the waiting room of Gramedia Pustaka Utama (GPU) publishing company one afternoon – two girls and a guy. The girls, Ratih Kumala and Dyan Nuranindya, were wearing T-shirts, and the guy, Fadil Timorindo, wore a washed-out jacket and skinny jeans. There was nothing eccentric about their appearance.
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Generasi Dunia Maya Tercermin di Novel

Kompas, 21 Juni 2004

Jakarta, Kompas – Karya-karya novel para pengarang muda sekarang cenderung menyajikan loncatan-loncatan ruang dan waktu yang liar. Novel Tabula Rasa karya pengarang muda Ratih Kumala misalnya, tak segan-segan menyuguhkan perasaan asing kepada pembaca dalam kerangka kosmolitisme, seperti yang lumrah ditemukan dalam novel Ayu Utami dan Dewi Lestari. Continue reading