Bernard Batubara is a pseudonym of a multilingual best-selling writer of 19 books, thinker, theoretician, philosopher, and human observist. He works as an editor, translator, and influencer.
He developed his taste for reading books as early as 8. Since then, he has wanted to become a career writer. He wrote his first short story in junior high school, his novel senior. He joined college press and easily became vice chief, three years experience. In the same years with his activity as a college press journalist, he began to build his writing career by sending his poetry to a local and national newspaper in Indonesia, which got published prolifically. He was an editor in one of the biggest book publishers in Indonesia, now doing it freelance. He teaches writing and provides editorial and also copywriting services for commercial and literary purposes. He accepts prose, poetry, nonfiction story, and any other possible work relating to words.
Until recently, he already published 19 books: "Angsa-Angsa Ketapang" (Poetry collection, 2010), "Radio Galau FM" (Stories collection, 2011), "Kata Hati" (Novel, 2012), "Milana" (Novel, 2013), "Cinta." (Novel, 2013), "Surat untuk Ruth" (Novel, 2014), "Jatuh Cinta adalah Cara Terbaik untuk Bunuh Diri" (Novel, 2014), "Jika Aku Milikmu" (Novel, 2016), "Metafora Padma" (Novel, 2016), "Elegi Rinaldo" (Novel, 2017), "Mobil Bekas dan Kisah-kisah dalam Putaran" (Novel, 2017), "Luka Dalam Bara" (Stories collection, 2017), "Untuk Seorang Perempuan yang Memintaku Menjadi Hujan" (Stories collection, 2017), "Asal Kau Bahagia" (Novel, 2017), "Espresso" (Novel, 2019), "Tentang Menulis" (Essays collection, 2019), "Residu" (Stories collection, 2019), "Batu Manikam" (Novel, 2020), and "Banse Firius" (Novel, 2020). “Radio Galau FM” and “Kata Hati” are major motion pictures. His short story “Goa Maria” appeared in the bilingual anthology of Indonesian writing Through Darkness to Light (Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013 & Hivos).
He spoke at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) 2013, Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) 2013, ASEAN Literary Festival (ALF) 2015, Festival Sastra Banggai (FSB) 2017, Gramedia Writers and Readers Festival (GWRF) 2018, Kalimantan Barat Book Fair (KBF) 2018.
Contact him through: Whatsapp: +6287839894689, Twitter & Instagram: @benzbara_, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
His official website: www.bisikanbusuk.com
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