Seno Gumira Ajidarma

Indonesia

Seno Gumira Ajidarma is a prolific Indonesian author and a former journalist. Apart from numerous fiction works, Seno also writes nonfiction, many of which examine issues of popular culture. A doctor of philosophy in cultural studies of Universitas Indonesia, he was the speaker at the Jakarta Arts Council’s annual cultural speech in 2019, delivering “Culture in a Toothpick Packaging”. He just ended his term as the Rector of the Jakarta Institute of Arts.