S.E.A. Write daripada H.S.H. Prince Bhisatej Rajani
Dr. Anwar Ridhwan
was born in 1949 and in his college years attended the University of
Malaysia, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973. Upon
graduating, he was offered a post at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Institute
of Language and Literature) Malaysia, where he began his career as editor
for several magazines.
Dr. Anwar Ridhwan has participated in many international literary activities
and is very active in the local literary scene. He co-founded the University
of Malaysia's Writers Association and was the First Secretary to the
Federation of Malaysian Writers Association (1974-1976) Head of the
National Writers Association (1987-1988) and was Secretary to the National
Writers Award Malaysia Selection (1987-1996). He is presently an active
member of the Selangor Writers Association.
Dr. Anwar currently has 3 collections of short stories which have been
translated into English, Arabic, Hungarian, English, Japanese, German,
French, Russian and Thai. He also has written many award-winning novels
and also writes poetry and works of literature for the stage.
His award-winning work for the S.E.A. Write Awards is Naratif Ogonshoto.