Faisal Oddang

Faisal Oddang of Indonesia is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and translator, commissioned to translate “La Galigo,” the longest poem ever written, a folk tale of the Bugis people—a marginalized community in Indonesia. Oddang researches the five genders of the Bugis people and has received many awards. He participates in the IWP Fall Residency courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department.