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Gus tf

GUS TF SAKAI was born in 1965 in Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. He is a prolific writer of prose and poetry, under the name Gus tf.

His collection of short stories, Kemilau Cahaya dan Perempuan Buta (The Dazzle of Light and the Blind Woman) was co-recipient of the first Lontar Literary Award in 2001. As part of that prize, in 2002, the collection was translated into English and published by the Lontar Foundation (under the title The Barber and Other Short Stories).

He is regarded as one of Indonesia’s leading contemporary writers.

Contributions to ALR

Fiction - No. 36, Spring 2019: Era Reformasi - Indonesian Stories