Okky Madasari

Okky Puspa Madasari, known as Okky Madasari, is an Indonesian novelist, essayist and academic. She won an Indonesian major literary prize, the Khatulistiwa Literary Award, in 2012 for her third novel, Maryam.At the age of 28, she is the youngest ever to win this prestigious award. Her novels were shortlisted three years in a row by the award’s judges. Okky has published 10 books since 2010, and is known for her exquisite portrayals of the social and political conditions in Indonesia, focusing her writing on resistance against injustice and the struggle for freedom and humanity in her five novels, one short story collection and a series of children’s novels.Her 10th book is a non-fiction titled Genealogi Sastra Indonesia: Kapitalisme, Islam dan Sastra Perlawanan (Genealogy of Indonesian Literature: Capitalism, Islam and Critical Literature), which tracks the origins of Indonesia’s novels today.  Okky is currently a  PhD candidate with the National University of Singapore (NUS).