Dyah Merta was born in Ponorogo, July 21, 1978. Her works have been published on some anthologies, journals, and mass media, such as Jurnal Perempuan, Jurnal Cipta, Lampung Post, Jawa Pos, Suara Merdeka, Media Indonesia, and Koran Tempo. Her collection of short stories book entitled, Hetaira (Orakel, 2005)
Besides writing short stories and novel, she is also interested in writing children’s story. Now, this Children Book’s freelance editor is enjoying her research on the “Mendo” (Idiot People) in her village who inspired her to keep writing novel. Peri Kecil di Sungai Nipah is her first novel which is settled in the end of 2005 and now have been publising by www.penerbitkoekoesan.com.
This author like the work of George Orwell, entitled Animal Farm, the work of Maxim Gorki, entitled Mother, the work of Gao Xingjian entitled Soul Mountain, and Ancient Java Bible, included Primbon (Javanese divining manual) and Javanese astrology. She also has a great interest in swimming, listening to Jazz Music, and doing photography.
Interests: traveling, swimming
Published writer: Yes