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Intan Paramaditha (born in Bandung, November 15, 1979) is an Indonesian author and a film/ media scholar currently based in New York City. Both her fiction and academic writings explore the relations between gender and sexuality, culture, and politics.
Many of her stories are inspired by horror fiction, myths, and fairy tales. She has published two collections of short stories: Sihir Perempuan (Black Magic Woman, 2005), shortlisted for the 2005 Khatulistiwa Literary Award, and Kumpulan Budak Setan (The Devil’s Slaves Club, 2010), a tribute to Indonesia’s most prolific horror writer, Abdullah Harahap, which she co-wrote with Eka Kurniawan and Ugoran Prasad.
She received the 2013 Kompas Best Short Story Award for her short story, Klub Solidaritas Suami Hilang (The Solidarity Club of the Missing Husbands). Some of her short stories were translated into English and German and published in a trilingual mini book, Spinner of Darkness & Other Tales (2015).
She received her Ph.D from New York University (2014) and has written on film/ media practices and activism in relation to sexual politics, censorship, nation, and religion.
Article on Intan Paramaditha here (in English)
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