Ayu Utami Novelist

Ayu utami

Ayu Utami (born on November 21, 1968 in Bogor, West Java) is a Indonesian writer. She has written novels, short-stories, and articles. Saman (1998) is widely considered her masterpiece. It was translated into English by Pamela Allen in 2005. By writing about sex and politics, Utami addressed issues formerly forbidden to Indonesian women, a change referred to as sastra wangi. Ayu Utami is a leading voice among the new generation of Indonesian artists and writers emerging after the fall of Suharto. Utami was born in Bogor and grew up in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Indonesia, where she studied Russian language and literature. During her college years she had already begun publishing reports and essays in various newspapers. In 1990, she was selected as a finalist in Wajah Femina, a beauty pageant in Indonesia. However, she did not pursue a modeling career because of her dislike of cosmetics and make-up. She has been a journalist for various Indonesian magazines, including Humor, Matra, Forum Keadilan, and D&R.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 21st, 1968
Place of birth
Bogor, Indonesia


1. University of Indonesia Colleges/University

The Universitas Indonesia, (in Indonesia abbreviated as UI) is a state, comprehensive world class university located in Depok, West Java and Salemba, Jakarta, Indonesia. Universitas Indonesia is the oldest tertiary-level educational institution in Indonesia (known as the Dutch East Indies at the time that UI was established). Universitas Indonesia (UI) is a modern, comprehensive, open-minded, multi-culture, and humanism campus that covers wide arrays of scientific disciplines.

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Universitas Indonesia UI Campus, 16424 - Depok, West Java
Official web page www.ui.ac.id
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Indonesia connected by profession and/or age

b. 1972., Journalist
b. 1973., TV Host
b. 1969., Politician
b. 1967., Scriptwriter
b. 1966., Writer
b. 1963., Physicist
b. 1936., Politician

Ayu Utami on Social media

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Written work


Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. at Jakarta


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