Mochtar Lubis

Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004) was an Indonesian journalist and novelist. His novel Senja
di Jakarta (Twilight in Jakarta) was the first Indonesian novel to be translated into
English. In 1949, Lubis cofounded Indonesia Raya, later serving as the daily’s chief
editor. His work with Indonesia Raya led to him being imprisoned numerous times for
his critical writing. Lubis was outspoken about the need for freedom of the press in
Indonesia and gained a reputation as an honest, no-nonsense reporter. In 2000, he
was named as one of the International Press Institute’s 50 World Press Freedom
Heroes of the past 50 year. He is the author of six novels and two short stories

Books by Mochtar Lubis