Sihar Ramses Simatupang

Jakarta

Sihar Ramses Simatupang about Jakarta

The One Left Behind in Batavia, 1920

Yang Tertinggal di Batavia, 1920

Is that you, Lionel? A thin gnarled man holding his eyeglasses and standing with a shaky leg. Your twisted bod...

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Sihar Ramses Simatupang (Jakarta, 1974) studied Sociology at the University Sam Ratulang Manado and Literature at the University Airlangga, Surabaya. Sihar joined the Gapus Community and Teater Puska in Surabaya and was a co-founder of Rumpun Jerami Community. On a regular base he participated in discussion forum Meja Budaya (Cultural Table) at the Documentation Centre H.B. Jassin in Jakarta. His essays and short stories were published in various media. A large number of poems and short stories were published as a part of anthologies such as Sastra Nusantara ( Yogyakarta, 2012), Akulah Musi (Dewan Kesenian Sumatra Selatan, 2011) and Empat Amanat Hujan (Dewan Kesenian Jakarta, 2010). Malam Bulan is a selection of poetry readings broadcasted by Radio Nederland, Suara Indonesia (Ranesi). He also published Misteri Lukisan Nabila (Publisher Nuansa Cendekia, Bandung, 2013) and Bulan Lebam di Tepian Toba (Publisher Prenada Media Group, 2009). The latter was nominated for the Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2009. Sihar is a regular guest on jury panels. Currently he works as a cultural journalist for the daily paper Sinar Harapan.


 

Sihar Ramses Simatupang lahir di Jakarta, pada tanggal 1 Oktober 1974. Dia berkuliah di Jurusan Sosiologi, Universitas Sam Ratulangi di Manado, dan menamatkan studi sebagai Sarjana Sastra di Fakultas Sastra Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. Sihar bergabung di Komunitas Gapus dan Teater Puska di Surabaya, dan juga ikut mendirikan komunitas Rumpun Jerami dan pernah aktif dalam diskusi rutin Meja Budaya di Pusat Dokumentasi H.B. Jassin, Jakarta. Sejumlah besar karya puisi dan cerpennya termuat di antologi antara lain: Antologi Sastra Nusantara (Yogyakarta, 2012), Akulah Musi (Dewan Kesenian Sumatera Selatan, 2011), serta Empat Amanat Hujan (Dewan Kesenian Jakarta, 2010), Malam Bulan puisinya dibacakan di Radio Nederland Suara Indonesia (Ranesi). Untuk karya kumpulan tunggalnya antara lain: Misteri Lukisan Nabila (Penerbit Nuansa Cendekia, Bandung, 2013), Bulan Lebam di Tepian Toba (Prenada Media Group 2009) yang meraih nominasi di Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2009. Karyanya berupa esai, cerpen dan puisi juga dimuat di berbagai media print, dan dia kerap dilibatkan sebagai juri. Saat ini Sihar berkerja sebagai wartawan budaya di koran Harian Sinar Harapan.