Reda Gaudiamo was born in Surabaya, East Java in 1962, and currently lives in Jakarta. She writes short stories and novel for young adults. Her books, Na Willa (2018) and Tentang Kita (About Us, 2015), will be published in the UK by the Emma Press in 2019. She was the chief editor of Cosmopolitan Indonesia and also a publisher of several international lifestyle magazines in Indonesia. She has won several awards for her short fiction and novels, among others from Gadis and Femina magazine. In 2018 Reda was awarded a writer’s residence in the UK by the National Book Committee of Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture. Reda also known as a musician and singer. For more than 30 years she performed as a duo with her artistic partner, the late Ari Malibu, creating musical interpretations of poems. Today she’s working on the third series of Na Willa and her very first solo album. Both are due this year.