(Semarang, 1968) studied Indonesian Language at IKIP (teacher training college) in Semarang and Communication at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. He is one of the founders of the magazine Gorong Gorong Budaya and the tabloid DeTIK, which was banned in 1994. Laksana's columns from DeTIK were published in 1995 under the title Podium DeTIK.(TUK2005)
Archive available for: A.S. Laksana
In her sensational debut novel Ode aan Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch ( Ode to Leopold von Sacher-Masoch) (2002), about sadomasochism and transsexualism, Muslima Dinar Rahayu discovers "a surrealistic view on life and fate, mixed with the delusions, dreams and experiences of the characters". In his short stories writer and columnist A.S. Laksana lives on the fringes of society, together with vagrant childeren, glue sniffers and prostitutes. Two young Indonesian writers discuss with Chris Keulemans their innovative and candid style of writing. English spoken.