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Intan Paramaditha Intan Paramaditha i(13003247 works by)
Born: Established: 1979
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
Heritage: Indonesian
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Academic and fiction writer.

Born and raised in Indonesia, she lived in the United States for 11 years before moving to Australia.

She holds a PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University (2014), an MA (University of California San Diego), and a BA (University of Indonesia) in English Literature, and in 2018 was working as a lecturer in media and film studies at Macquarie University. She has also taught at Sarah Lawrence College (USA) and the University of Indonesia.

As an academic, she publishes on media, cultural activism, and sexual politics. As a fiction writer, she has published short stories and drama in Indonesian. In 2018, Brow Books published a collection of her short stories as Apple and Knife.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Apple and Knife Melbourne : Brow Books , 2018 13003305 2018 selected work short story

'Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today’s world.  

'These short fictions set in the Indonesian everyday—in corporate boardrooms, in shanty towns, on dangdut stages—reveal a soupy otherworld stewing just beneath the surface. Sometimes wacky and always engrossing, this is subversive feminist horror at its best, where men and women alike are arbiters of fear, and where revenge is sometimes sweetest when delivered from the grave.

'Mara finds herself brainstorming an ad campaign for Free Maxi Pads, with a little help from the menstruation-eating hag of her childhood. Jamal falls in love with the rich and powerful Bambang, but it is the era of the smiling general and, if he’s not careful, he may find himself recruited to Bambang’s brutal cause.  Solihin would give anything to make dangdut singer Salimah his wife – anything at all.

'In the globally connected and fast-developing Indonesia of Apple and Knife, taboos, inversions, sex and death all come together in a heady, intoxicating mix full of pointed critiques and bloody mutilations. Women carve a place for themselves in this world, finding ways to subvert norms or enacting brutalities on themselves and each other.' (Publication summary)

2019 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
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