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Young writers test the limits of teenlit

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 11 2008   /  12:37 pm

DYAN NURANINDYA: (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama) A man who works in marketing and rarely reads fiction said that whenever he heard the word "writer", the first thing that crossed his mind was eccentricity. His definition of "eccentricity" is introverted and quiet on one hand; extroverted and rebellious on the other. In short, he thinks writers are a strange breed. Where did he get this idea? "The Hours and Finding Forrester," he answered. Three young writers sat in the waiting room of Gramedia Pustaka Utama (GPU) publishing company one afternoon - two girls and a guy. The girls, Ratih Kumala and Dyan Nuranindya, were wearing T-shirts, and the guy, Fadil Timorindo, wore a washed-out jacket and skinny jeans. There was nothing eccentric about their appearance. "Maybe age has something to do with it. Younger writers like me or Ucu Agus...