Afrizal Malna

Afrizal Malna (born in Jakarta, 1957) is an Indonesian poet, prose writer, playwright, and activist. In 1995, Afrizal Malna participated in the International Poets Festival in RotterdamNetherlands. He is also a featured poet on the Poetry International Web. His poetry collection Teman-Temanku dari Atap Bahasa (My Friends from the Roof of Language), published in 2008 was chosen as the best literary work of 2009 by the Indonesian news magazine Tempo. He is associated with a number of magazines, such as HorizonKompas DailyNews BuanaRepublicRule of the PeopleJava PostSurabaya Post, and Mind of Representatives.

Besides composing poems, Afrizal Malna has also written short stories and has published two prose books, Novel yang Malas Mengisahkan Manusia (A Novel Reluctant to Tell of Humans) in 2003, and Lubang dari Separuh Langit (A Hole from Half the Sky) in 2004. In his book entitled Journey Theatre Anthology Second Body and the Word, Afrizal Malna talks about theater.

Anthologies featuring Afrizal Malna

The Book of Jakarta

Traversing the different neighbourhoods and districts, the ten stories gathered here attempt to capture the essence of contemporary Jakarta and its writing.