Hera Diani is the Managing Editor/Co-Founder of feminist webmagazine Magdalene.co. She has a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, but opted for a career in journalism instead. With a professional experience spanning 19 years, Hera has worked at “The Jakarta Post”, “Jakarta Globe” and “Voice of America”. Her works have also appeared in a number of publications such as “Foreign Policy”, “South China Morning Post”, “The Diplomat” and “Strategic Review”. Hera’s graphic memoir 38 and Pregnant was published in July 2018. She has translated and edited books as well, including 2018’s Menjadi Perempuan (Becoming a Woman), a collection of essays from Magdalene.co.
JILF is an annual international literary festival initiated by the Literary Committee of Jakarta Arts Council (JAC). Just as JAC was built and nurtured by artists and for arts, JILF was founded by writers for the sake of literature and book industry.