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Mochtar Lubis

Indonesian Batak journalist and novelist

1922   -   2004

genre: prose
country of citizenship: Indonesia
languages spoken, written or signed: Indonesian
occupation: writer, journalist
award received: Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Association of Newspapers' Golden Pen of Freedom Award, International Press Institute World Press Freedom Heroes

Mochtar Lubis ([moxˈtar luˈbɪs]; 7 March 1922 – 2 July 2004) was an Indonesian Batak journalist and novelist who co-founded Indonesia Raya and monthly literary magazine "Horison". His novel Senja di Jakarta (Twilight in Jakarta in English) was the first Indonesian novel to be translated into English. He was a critic of Sukarno and was imprisoned by him.
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