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Alberthiene Endah: Life, She wrote

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    THE JAKARTA POST

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 22 2009   /  02:40 pm

JP/Triwik KurniasariAlberthiene Endah has made a name for herself by fulfilling a simple goal: to tell people's life stories in a fun and engaging way. Biographies can tend to go one of two ways. Sometimes - perhaps too often for some - a biography can be a dull read, a mere chronicle of the A-to-Z information of someone's life, from birth to death narrated in a dry style. The other kind of biography brings the subject alive on the page, capturing their character and the events that molded them in an interesting and entertaining way. Biographies written by 30-something writer Alberthiene easily fall into the latter category. Alberthiene is quite possibly the most sought-after biographer in the country, with celebrities and politicians alike lining up to have her pen their tales. So far, she has written eight biographies of seven local public figures: singer Krisdayant...