Charles Dickens

British novelist Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. Over the course of his writing career, he wrote the beloved classic novels Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby,David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. On June 9, 1870, Dickens died of a stroke in Kent, England, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. Back to List of Authors Continue reading Charles Dickens

Ayu Weda

I Gusti Made Ayu Wedayanti, lahir di Singaraja-Bali, 1 September 1963. Akrab dikenal sebagai Ayu Weda. Dari SMA Negeri 1 Singaraja Bali ia melanjutkan kuliah di Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik Jurusan Sosiologi, Universitas Airlangga angkatan 1983, tamat 1989. Pada era 1980-an dikenal sebagai Lady Rocker, telah menghasilkan beberapa album. Selain itu, dia juga dikenal sebagai pemerhati seni, sosial budaya, dan ssatra sejak masa kuliah hingga sekarang. Aktivitas yang banyak dijalani adalah sebagai artis, event organizer, serta aktivis kemanusiaan dan lingkungan. Source: Ayu Weda Back to List of Authors Continue reading Ayu Weda

Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein is a Middle East based, Australian independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian and blogger. He has written for the The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, New Statesman, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Salon, The Daily Star, Le Monde Diplomatique English, Foreign Policy, The National, The Independent, Electronic Intifada, Al Akhbar English, Dawn, Haaretz, The Nation, New Internationalist, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian,Los Angeles Review of Books, BBC World Service,Adbusters, Al Masry Alyoum, Juan Cole, Mondoweiss,  Tehelka, Open Democracy, Sydney’s Sun-Herald, New Zealand Herald, Sydney Ideas Quarterly, The Australian Financial Review, Crikey, Melbourne’s Age, Brisbane’sCourier Mail, Canberra Times, Online Opinion, New Matilda, The Conversation, ABCUnleashed/The Drum, Amnesty International Australia, Green Left Weekly, … Continue reading Antony Loewenstein

Anne Spudvilas

Anne Spudvilas is an established portrait painter and award-winning illustrator of children’s books who has also worked as a courtroom artist for the Melbourne media. Anne’s portraits have been selected in major portrait competitions including the Archibald and Doug Moran Prizes and she has completed public commissions for the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government. Her work is in collections in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia. Her first picture book The Race was awarded the Crichton Award for Illustration and CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Honour Book. In 2000 she won CBCA Picture Book of the Year … Continue reading Anne Spudvilas

Anna Funder

Anna Funder’s writing has received numerous accolades and awards. Her essays, feature articles and columns have appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Monthly, Ny Tid, Best Australian Essaysand Best Australian Science Writing. A sought-after speaker, Anna has toured in many countries. A former DAAD (Berlin), Australia Council, NSW Writing Fellow and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, in 2011 Anna was named in the ‘Top 100 People of Influence’ by the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2011 Anna was appointed to the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. Before turning to writing full-time in the … Continue reading Anna Funder

Andrea Hirata

Andrea Hirata is an author best known for the 2005 novel Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops) and its sequels. Hirata was born in Gantung, Belitung, on 24 October; he has not made his year of birth public. While he was young, his parents changed his name seven times. They eventually settled on the name Andrea, while the name Hirata was given by his mother. He grew up in a poor family not far from a government-owned mine. Hirata started his tertiary education with a degree in economics from the University of Indonesia. After receiving a scholarship from the European Union, … Continue reading Andrea Hirata

Ambai (C. S. Lakshmi )

C. S. Lakshmi (pen name: Ambai) was born in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in 1944. She grew up in Mumbai and Bangalore. She obtained her M.A in Bangalore and her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her dissertation was on American policy towards refugees fleeing Hungary due to the failed revolution of 1956. After completing her education, she worked as a school teacher and college lecturer in Tamil Nadu. She is married to Vishnu Mathur, a film maker and lives in Mumbai Source: Wikipedia Back to List of Authors Continue reading Ambai (C. S. Lakshmi )