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Date(s) - 10/09/2013
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gallery Building 55 Clayton Campus


 I look forward to meeting you at the presentation,



When? 3.00-4.30 on September 10, 2013.


Where? Elizabeth Burchill Room/Arts Meeting Room/G.04, Ground Floor, bld. 55, Monash Clayton (50 metres to the northeast from the busloop)


 Seno Gumira Ajidarma (born 1958) has written short stories, essays, and movie scripts since the age of 16. He won the 1997 Southeast Asian Writers Award. He has worked as a journalist, and emerged as a prominent short story writer in the genre known as sastra koran (newspaper literature).His well-known short stories include Manusia Kamar (1988), Penembak Misterius (1993), Saksi Mata (1994), Dilarang Menyanyi di Kamar Mandi (1995), Sebuah Pertanyaan untuk Cinta (1996) and Iblis Tidak Pernah Mati (1999). His works draw on genres of visual arts and popular culture, especially comics.


Seno has been a consistent advocate of free speech and freedom of publication, paying attention to sensitive issues such as military violence in East Timor, especially in his 1996 novel, Jazz, Parfum dan Insiden (Jazz, Perfume and an Incident). Violations of human rights have formed the subject matter for much of his work. Seno’s credo is “When journalism is silenced, literature must speak. Because while journalism speaks with facts, literature speaks with truth.”