Hetih Rusli is a Lead Editor of Fiction Department at Gramedia Pustaka Utama. She has more than 20 years of experience as a book translator and editor with outstanding analytical skill and inherent capacity to produce accurate strategies, resulting in acquiring Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, The Hunger Games series, among others, which Gramedia Pustaka Utama markets profitably in Indonesia. Initiator of popular fiction subgenre in Indonesia, MetroPop (2004) and creator of GWP (2016), a digital writing platform for Indonesian writers. Consistently keep up with pop culture, film and book industry trends and opportunities as she is also the Head of Film and TV rights adaptation in Gramedia Publishers.
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.