Hi, I’m Julie T. Nava. I’m an Indonesian writer who live in Detroit now.
Graduated from English department of Malang State University in East Java – Indonesia, I started writing for the university newspaper and bulletin and actively involved in student journalism. A year after graduated from college I almost chose a career as a journalist, but then I decided to take a job at community development and child protection as a researcher.
After married a sweet guy (and mischievous as well ;-p) from Texas, I moved to Detroit and continue my passion in writing.
Books that I’ve published are: Seen and Heard (Save the Children Bangkok, 2002; with Dr. Judith Ennew), Situation and Condition of Child Labor in Tulungagung and Probolinggo (Unicef Jakarta, 2003), Because I’m not Rabia (anthology Problem Solvings, Indiva Publishing, 2008), When I Married with a Muslim Convert (anthology Jodoh dari Negeri Seberang, Lingkar Pena Publishing House, 2009), novel The Last Autumn in Manhattan–Musim Gugur Terakhir di Manhattan (Lingkar Pena Publishing House, 2011), A Friend Without Pink Boots (anthology Mengapa Harus Valentine?, Indie Publishing, 2012) Gabriela, Don’t Touch Those Roses! (anthology Perempuan itu Sesuatu, Universal Nikko, 2012), Virus Mompreneur (GPU, 2012), novel LUV (Hasfa Publisher, 2013), Rahasia Princess (The Princess’ Secrets, anthology – Gema Insani Press, 2013), Ketika Cinta Memanggilku Mama (When Love Called Me Mama – anthology, VOA 2013), Imam Shamsi Ali: Menebar Damai di Bumi Barat (Imam Shamsi Ali: Spread Peace on The West, Mizan-Noura Books, 2013).
Some articles that I’ve written and published: Participatory Action Research with Children: Notes from the Field (Children’s Geographies, Volume 7 No 4 November 2009), July 11th – A Year Ago (Alia Magazine, Dec 2006), Culinary Tour at the Border (Alia Magazine, Feb 2007), It Turns to be a Mosque (Alia Magazine, Jan 2007), First Ramadhan in America (Sabili Magazine, Oct 2005), A Long Road to Believe (Sabili Magazine, Jun 2006), Don’t Give too Much to a Loser (Kolomkita.detik.com, 2009), Perfect is Boring (WRM.org), Don’t Ask an Elephant to Fly (kotasantri.com), Jacarandas on the African Earth – Bunga2 Jakaranda (Inspirational Woman Magazine/IWM, third edition July-August 2011).
Awards that I’ve received: 1st Winner of Prose Writing Competition (2009) – Forum Lingkar Pena Amerika-Canada, 1st Winner of Writing Blog Competition (2012) – Indonesian Writers Forum (Forum Lingkar Pena), 1st Winner of Bilik Sastra/Literary Chamber Award 2012 by Voice of Indonesia (VOI), 30 Finalists of Indonesian Womenpreneurs 2013 (Fimela.com), and Finalists of Kartini Next Generation Award 2015 (Indonesia Ministry of Communication & Information Technology)
Currently, I am the Personal Branding Director at Indscript Creative, founder and CEO of JNC, and writing coach at Sekolah Perempuan (SP).
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