Akidah Gauzillah

Jakarta

Akidah Gauzillah about Jakarta

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Akidah Gauzillah (Jakarta, 1977) started writing at an early age; stories inspired by illustrations, fiction, poetry and lyrics. In High school, she wrote stories on request for friends and acquaintances. Since 1999, her poems appeared in magazines, such as Agenda. In 2001 the poetry anthology Surat Putih (Risalah Badai, 2001) was published, followed by Serat Kembang Raya (Jurnal Sajak, 2014). Her career as a fiction writer and journalist advanced simultaneously and she became editor for the youth magazine Muslimah in 2002. After the publication of her first short story in Horison Magazine (2002), she was selected to join the Short Stories Writing Program Majelis Sastra Asia Tenggara (the Language Center, 2003). Hikmah Publisher (Mizan Group) published her first collection of short stories Bila Bintang Terpetik in 2004. In addition to her writing, Akidah is regularly involved as a critic, moderator, and juror at literary events. Recently, she was chosen as a juror for a short story contest, conducted by Institut Pertanian Bogor (Institute of Agriculture Bogor).


Akidah Gauzillah, lahir di Jakarta 20 Desember 1977, mulai menulis cerita bergambar, prosa puisi, dan lagu sejak kecil. Saat SMA dia menulis cerita-cerita yang dipesan teman-teman sebaya. Pada akhir 1999, puisi-puisi mulai terpublikasi di media cetak, yakni tabloid Agenda. Lalu menyusul dimuat antologi-antologi puisi antara lain Surat Putih (Risalah Badai, 2001) hingga Serat Kembang Raya (Jurnal Sajak, 2014). Sedangkan karir prosa mengalir seiring karir jurnalistik, saat menjadi editor fiksi majalah remaja Muslimah tahun 2002. Setelah cerpen sastra pertama dimuat Majalah Horison (2002), tahun berikutnya terpilih mengikuti program penulisan cerpen Majelis Sastra Asia Tenggara (2003, oleh Pusat Bahasa). Kumpulan cerpen pertama berjudul Bila Bintang Terpetik diterbitkan tahun 2004 (Hikmah, Mizan Group). Selain menulis, juga kerap mengisi kegiatan-kegiatan sastra baik sebagai pembahas karya, moderator, maupun juri. Terakhir menjadi juri untuk lomba cerpen Institut Pertanian Bogor tahun 2012.