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Goenawan Soesatyo Mohamad

Goenawan Soesatyo Mohamad (born in Batang, Central Java , on July 29, 1941) is a prominent Indonesian writer and poet. He is the founder and editor of Tempo ("Time") magazine in Indonesia , Lontar Foundation which aims to promote Indonesia's literature and culture through translation of Indonesia's literary works, and Teater Utan Kayu (TUK) as a cultural community center for artists to meet, interact and support each other's creative work.

Goenawan Mohamad is a broad-minded intellectual, liberal and open-minded : from being a soccer player, involved in politics, economics, art and culture, playwright, and music. He was also one of the signatories of Manifes Kebudayaan (1963) or Culture Manifesto. During his leadership, Tempo was twice forcibly closed by the Suharto's New Order administration due to its vocal criticism.

He studied psychology at University of Indonesia, politics in Belgium, and became a Nieman Fellow of Harvard University.

He received several awards such as Dan David Prize (2006) together with Polandia's essayist and freedom fighter Adam Michnik, and American musician Yo-yo-Ma; Wertheim Award (2005) with journalist Joesoef Ishak, and Khatulistiwa Award (2001) for his poem collections.

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Gender : male

Date of Birth : 29 Juli 1941

Birth Place : Batang, Central Java



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