Chudori, Leila

Leila Salikha Chudori is an Indonesian journalist and writer.[1]

The daughter of Muhammad Chudori,[2] she was born in Jakarta, grew up there and studied at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, graduating in 1988. She worked for the magazines Jakarta Jakarta and Tempo; the second magazine was banned[3] by the New Order regime of President Suharto in 1994.[4]

Her first stories were published in children’s magazines Si Kuncung, Kawanku and Hai when she was only 12.[1] Chudori later wrote scripts for the television series Dunia Tanpa Koma. She received an award for best television scriptwriter at the 2007 Bandung Film Festival.[5] She also wrote the script for the 2008 film Drupadi. In 2009, she published a collection of stories 9 dari Nadira.[1]

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