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Bryce Alcock has published poems, short stories, magazine articles and the poetry collection Imperatives (PoePie Press, 1998). His non-fiction book Daughter of Independence, published in 2013, tells the story of Wenny Achdiat and her father, the eminent Indonesian writer Achdiat Karta MihardjaDaughter of Independence was a winner in the 2011-12 Australian Society of Authors Mentorship Program, supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Under the mentorship, editor Judith Lukin-Amundsen worked with Bryce to develop the manuscript and prepare it for publication.

Bryce’s current project is How the World Works, a novel. Ben believes in markets. Kate believes in people. Will his plans destroy the community they both love?

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  1. nanie permalink
    September 21, 2011 9:06 pm

    Hello Mr Alcock,

    Im just wondering if you know how many children the late Achdiat Mihardja had. A family member who has since passed away was a friend of one of his daughters, and I would very much like to contact her.

    Thank you very much and i do look forward to getting a response from you.

    Nanie Othman

  2. Bryce permalink*
    September 21, 2011 10:21 pm

    Hello Nanie, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. Aki Achdiat and Tante Tati had 4 children, 3 daughters and a son. One of their daughters, Ati, passed away some time ago. His oldest daughter Wenny lives in Toowoomba and there is one other daughter also living in Australia. I will mention your enquiry to Ibu Wenny. I would need to get permission from Wenny or the other daughter before providing further information. If you are able to provide more details it may help in identifying which daughter was a friend of your family member. Kind regards, Bryce

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