Triyanto Triwikromo

Semarang

Triyanto Triwikromo about Semarang

Little Stories of Pre- to Post-Colonial Semarang. Poems

Kisah-Kisah Kecil Semarang Sebelum Hingga Pascakolonial. Puisi-Puisi

1. Before 2 May 1547, before 12 Rabiulawal 954 Hijriah in the harbour in the quiet of the night after the rain...

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Triyanto Triwikromo studied at Diponegoro University in Semarang and is Master of Arts. He teaches Creative Writing at his alma mater and is the Managing Editor of the newspaper Suara Merdeka. Besides poems he writes short stories. The collections of his short stories include Rezim Sex (Sex regiment, 2002), Sayap Anjing (Wings of the dog, 2003), Anak-anak Mengasah Pisau (Children sharpening knives, 2003), and Malam Sepasang Lampion (The night of a lantern pair, 2004). He received the annual Literature Award from Pusat Bahasa for Ular di Mangkuk Nabi (A snake in the bowl of the Prophet, 2009), and was awarded the Golden Pen for his short story Cahaya Sunyi Ibu (Mother's silent light, 2008) as well as for Lembah Kematian Ibu (The valley of Mother’s death, 2009). Triwikromo was a guest at several international literary festvals. With four other writers he wrote LA Underlover (2008), a collection of short stories about the contiguity of people in Indonesia with people in Los Angeles. In 2010 he published his poems Pertempuran Rahasia (Secret Battle).

His citybook on Semarang will be published online in 2013.


Triyanto Triwikromo, lulus Magister Ilmu Susastra Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang. Ia bekerja sebagai dosen Penulisan Kreatif di almamater dan Redaktur Pelaksana Harian Suara Merdeka. Selain menganggit puisi (antara lain terbit dwibahasa di Australia dalam Mud Purgatory, 2008), ia menulis kumpulan cerita pendek Rezim Seks (Aini, 2002), Ragaula (Aini, 2002), Sayap Anjing (Penerbit Buku Kompas, 2003), Anak-anak Mengasah Pisau (Children Sharpening the Knives) (Masscom Media, 2003), dan Malam Sepasang Lampion (Penerbit Buku Kompas, 2004). Kumpulan cerpennya Ular di Mangkuk Nabi (Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2009) memperoleh Penghargaan Sastra 2009 Pusat Bahasa. Cerpennya “Cahaya Sunyi Ibu” termuat dalam 20 Cerpen Indonesia Terbaik 2008 Anugerah Sastra Pena Kencana. Cerpennya “Lembah Kematian Ibu” juga masuk 20 Cerpen Terbaik Indonesia 2009 Anugerah Sastra Pena Kencana. Pada 2005 dan 2007 ia mengikuti Utan Kayu International Literary Bienale. Setelah itu, 2005, ia menjadi peserta Wordstorm: Northern Territory Writer Festival di Darwin dan Januari-Februari 2008 menjadi peserta Gang Festival dan residensi sastra di Sydney, Australia. Pada tahun sama ia juga menjadi pembicara dalam Ubud Writers and Readers Festival di Ubud, Bali. Bersama Budi Darma, Eka Kurniawan, Nugroho Suksmanto, dan Chavchay Saifullah, ia menulis L.A. Underlover (Katakita, 2008), kumpulan cerpen tentang persentuhan orang-orang Indonesia dengan manusia-manusia Los Angeles. Pada 2010, buku kumpulan puisinya Pertempuran Rahasia, diterbitkan oleh Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

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