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Renowned writer Danarto dies after accident

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 10, 2018   /   10:56 pm
Renowned writer Danarto dies after accident Danarto (Tempo/Arnold Simanjuntak)

One of Indonesia’s literary giants, Danarto, author of seminal short story anthologies Godlob and Adam Makrifat, died on Tuesday after being hit by a motorcycle in Ciputat, South Tangerang.

The 77-year-old writer died at 8:45 p.m. at Fatmawati Hospital in South Jakarta, Creative Economy Agency chairman Triawan Munaf said on his Instagram account.  

“Tonight, Indonesia lost one of its literary giants,” he said.

Danarto was born in Sragen, Central Java, on June 27, 1940. He is known for his surrealist works reminiscent of the magic realism genre developed by Latin American authors.

Adam Makrifat won the 1982 Literature Prize from the Jakarta Art Institute. In 2009, Danarto received the Ahmad Bakrie Award for his contribution to Indonesian literature. (ahw)