Helvy Tiana Rosa

Writer, lecturer, and Film Producer in West Java, Indonesia

Helvy Tiana Rosa

Writer, lecturer, and Film Producer in West Java, Indonesia

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Author of 50 books including Bukavu (2008) and Tanah Perempuan/Land of the Women (2009). Some of her works were translated into English, Germany, France, Arabic, Japanese and Swedish.

Helvy established The Bening Theatrical Company, an all female theatre company (1990). She has also established Forum Lingkar Pena in 1997, which is still the largest writers group in Indonesia with over 150 branches worldwide. She has received awards such as Literary Award from Horison Magazine (2013), IBF Award from Indonesian Publisher Association/IKAPI (2006) and Kartini Award (2009) as one of the most inspiring woman in Indonesia. The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre Jordan has been recognising her as one of The 500 World’s Most Influential Muslims from 2009 to 2017. The member of the Jakarta Arts Council (2003-2006), Helvy currently serves as the member of the South East Asian Literary Council, as well as the member of Arts & Culture Committee, Council of Islamic Scholars of Indonesia. She got Master in Literature from University of Indonesia and currently is a PhD Candidate in Language Education. She is lecturing Creative Writing & Drama Studies in Jakarta State University.

Helvy is producer of 'Ketika Mas Gagah Pergi' (KMGP The Movie, 2016), and 'Duka Sedalam Cinta (2017).