Writer, Malay, Fiction, Poetry
Isa Kamari graduated with B.Arch (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (1998), and M.Phil in Malay Letters from the Unviersiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2008). He is currently Manager, Architecture with the Land Transport Authority, Singapore.
He has written seven novels in Malay: Satu Bumi, Kiswah, Tawassul, Menara, Atas Nama Cinta, Memeluk Gerhana and Rawa. Three were translated into English: One Earth (Satu Bumi), Intercession (Tawassul) and Nadra (Atas Nama Cinta). He also published two collections of poems, Sumur Usia and Munajat Sukma, a collection of short stories, Ketsa Minda and a collection of theatre scripts, Pintu. Isa also writes song lyrics and scripts for television drama serials and documentaries.
Isa was conferred the S.E.A Write Award (2006), the Cultural Medallion, the highest Arts Awards in Singaproe (2007), and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, the highest Malay Literary Award in Singapore (2009).