Author, Novelist, Poet
Oka Rusmini is a well-known novelist and poet from Bali, Indonesia.
Her books, including Tempurung, Kenanga, and Sagra, particularly portray Indonesian women’s struggle against patriarchal norms and culture.
She has spoken at various international literary forums, such as ASEAN Writers Writing Program 1997, and also represented Indonesia at the Winternachten Literature Festival in Amsterdam, in 2003. Her novel Earth Dance (2007) was hailed as the Work Honorees Writing Literature by the Ministry of Education, Language Centre, Indonesia. Oka is also the winner of the 2012 S.E.A Write Award.