Okky Madasari

Okky Madasari is an award-winning novelist. She has been known to exquisitely portray the social and political conditions of contemporary Indonesia. She won the Khatulistiwa Literary Award (Indonesia’s prestigious literary prize) for her novel Maryam—The Outcast (2012) which revolves around people who are displaced due to their beliefs. Her first novel, Entrok—The Years of the Voiceless (2010) tells a story about the military dominance during Indonesia’s New Order Era. Her other novels are 86 (2011) which raises the problems of massive corruption in Indonesia today, and Pasung Jiwa—Bound (2013), which argues for the freedom of t he individual within contemporary Indonesia.