Helvy Tiana Rosa, a prominent literary writer who has written more than 60 books in various genres. Her works have been translated into several international languages, and a few titles have been made as movies. In more than 30 years of her career in writing, Helvy has won 50 national and international awards in literacy and women empowerment. Helvy founded the writing community Forum Lingkar Pena (FLP) in 1997 which has spread to over 200 cities in Indonesia and abroad and given birth to many popular writers, especially in the Islamic literary genre. Currently, Helvy is the Vice Chairperson in Art and Culture division of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (Indonesian Board of Ulama).
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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