Sapardi Djoko Damono

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Birthday
20, 1940
Birthplace
Indonesia
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Indonesia

About

Indonesian lyric poet, academic, and translator who is known for Perahu Kertas (Paper Boat) and other works.

Before Fame

He studied literature at Gajah Mada University and later joined the faculty at the University of Indonesia.

Trivia

His poetry inspired multiple Indonesian musical compositions, including work by pianist Ananda Sukarlan.

Family Life

He and his younger sibling organized a makeshift library in their hometown of Surakarta when they were still children.

Associated With

He received much acclaim for his translation of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.