Dewi Lestari

Dewi Lestari is one of the best-selling and widely-acclaimed writers in Indonesia. Using the pen name Dee, she has published nine books. Dee began her debut with the Supernova series. The first novel in the cycle, The Knight, The Princess and The Falling Star, achieved a phenomenal sales number. It also achieved a cult status among young Indonesian readers. She has published the following four novels of the series: The Root, The Lightning, The Particle and The Wave. She is planning to write the final episode next year. Dee is also a renowned musician, both as a performer and as a songwriter. Paper Boat, one of her books which was adapted into a movie, marked her debut as a screenplay writer, and the movie was an Indonesian blockbuster. Four of her other books have also been adapted to movies: Rectoverso; Madre; Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and The Falling Star; and Coffee Philosophy.
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By Dewi Lestari; Translated by Harry Aveling
The Lontar Foundation
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