Faisal Oddang

Biography

Faisal Oddang, a young author who writes in various genres, was born in Wajo, South Sulawesi. His book, Puya ke Puya, was chosen as the best novel in 2015 by Tempo Magazine. He was awarded Robert Bosh Stiftung and Literary Colloquium Berlin Grants 2018, Iowa International Writing Program 2018, ASEAN Young Writers Award 2014, Best Short Stories Writers 2014 by Kompas Daily, and Prose Writer of The Year 2015 by Tempo Magazine. He achieved Robert Bosh Stiftung and Literary Colloquium Berlin Grants 2018, Iowa International Writing Program 2018, Asean Young Writers Award 2014, Best Short Stories Writers 2014 by Kompas Daily, Prose Writer of The Year 2015 by Tempo Magazine, Best Essayist in Asean Literary Festival 2017. He was invited as a speaker in Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2014, Salihara International Literary Biennale 2015 and Makassar International Writers Festival 2015, and participated in writer’s residency 2016 in Netherland by Indonesian National Book Committee.

Bibliography

Puya ke Puya

Awards

2014
ASEAN Young Writers Award
2014
Best Short Story Writers Kompas Daily
2015
Prose Writer of the Year Tempo Magazine
2017
Best Essayist Asean Literary Festival