Chudori in 2012
The daughter of Muhammad Chudori, 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 by the New Order regime of President Suharto in 1994.
Her first stories were published in children's magazines Si Kuncung, Kawanku and Hai when she was only 12. 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. She also wrote the script for the 2008 film Drupadi. In 2009, she published a collection of stories 9 dari Nadira.
- Malam Terakhir (The Last Night), short stories (1989)
- 9 Dari Nadira, short stories (2009)
- Pulang, novel (2012), awarded the Khatulistiwa Literary Award; translated by John H. McGlynn as Home (Deep Vellum, 2015; ISBN 1941920101)
- "The dark drama of a woman". Jakarta Post. January 10, 2010.
- "Senior journalist and 'Post' founder dies". Jakarta Post. March 24, 2013.
- Miller, Jane Eldridge (2001). Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing. pp. 64–65. ISBN 0415159806.
- Chudori, Leila (October 2013). "Seeking identity, seeking Indonesia". Inside Indonesia.
- "Paris vu de Jakarta" (PDF). Association franco-indonésienne Pasar Malam. October 13, 2014.(in French)
- "9 Dari Nadira". Kineruku.
- "Novel 'Pulang' Asks Tough Questions of Indonesia". Jakarta Globe. December 18, 2012.
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