Arswendo Atmowiloto

Arswendo Atmowiloto

(1948-11-26)26 November 1948
Died19 July 2019(2019-07-19) (aged 70)
Jakarta, Indonesia

Arswendo Atmowiloto (26 November 1948 – 19 July 2019) was an Indonesian journalist and writer. Considered one of Indonesia's most productive writers, he began his literary career in the 1970s and entered journalism in the 1980s. Following a controversial publication in 1990, he was imprisoned for subversion until 1993, though he continued his literary and journalistic work during and after his sentence.

Early life and education

Arswendo was born as Sarwendo in Surakarta, Central Java on 26 November 1948. He later changed his forename to Arswendo and adopted his father's name, Atmowiloto, as a surname. After graduating from high school, Arswendo enrolled at the faculty of language and literature at a teacher's institute in Surakarta, but he did not complete his degree. He also undertook a creative writing course at the University of Iowa.[1]

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