About the Author
Iwan Setyawan was born in Batu on December 2 1974. He was one of the top graduates at MIPA Faculty, Bogor Institute of Agriculture 1997 who majored in Statistics. He worked for three years in Jakarta as a data analyst at Nielsen and Danareksa Research Institute. He then continued his career in New York City for 10 years. He loves yoga, literature and theatre. He left NYC in June 2010 as the Director, Internal Client Management at Nielsen Consumer Re- search, New York. 9 Summers 10 Autumns is his debut novel, inspired by his own life as the son of a minibus driver—from Batu City to New York City. His first book, The Melancholy of Batu City, which is a compilation of photographs and poetic narration, is dedicated to Batu City. Iwan currently lives in Batu, East Java.