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Meet Dini

Nurhayati Sri Hardini � famous as Nh. Dini � is one of Indonesia women writers who are extremely productive. She started writing since 1951 when she was a student of junior school. Penduharka was her first short story published at Kisah magazine and it got good attention from literature critic H.B. Jassin who was called as Paus Sastra Indonesia or Indonesia Literature Pope.

Nh. Dini was a Garuda Indonesia Airways� stewardese and married with Yves Coffin, a France diplomat. They had a couple kids, Marie Claire Lintang dan Pierre Louis Padang.

After more than twenty years going abroad, among them she was staying at Japan, Cambodia, the Philipines, United States of America, the Netherlands, and France, then she at 1980 moved back to Indonesia.

Dini then built Pondok Baca Nh. Dini, a reading house. This is especially for children and it is developed well and has many branches so far.

She had written more than thirty books of novel, short stories, noveletes, and others. Among of her books the Memories Series were very popular and admired by her readers. But Nh. Dini was first known as a leading writer by La Barka (1975) and Pada Sebuah Kapal (1985). Dini also translated Albert Camus� La Peste (1985) and Jules Verne�s Vingt Mille Lieues sous le Mers (2004) into Indonesian.

This writer gets many awards from the Indonesia government and abroad. And also she was invited to deliver her works at several countries such as Canada, South Korea, the Philipines, Thailand, and also at France where she spent a part of her life with her family.

And now Nh. Dini is pleased to see her readers at Rumah Seni Yaitu, Sunday, March 2nd, at 6:30 pm. The writer was born at Semarang in a small kampoong called Sekayu. Nh. Dini is also going to talk about her latest book titled �Argenteuil, Hidup Memisahkan Diri�.

Discussion:

Sunday, March 2-2008 at 6:30 pm

Audiences are welcome with no admission.

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