Helvy Tiana Rosa has written more than 70 books in various genres and is well known as one of the pioneers of the Islamic literary genre in Indonesia. Some of her works have been translated into other languages, and a few titles of hers have been made into movies. With a writing career spanning over 30 years, 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 since then has spread to over 200 cities in Indonesia and abroad and inspired many members to become professional and popular writers, especially in the Islamic literary genre.
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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