Nirwan Dewanto (Surabaya, East Java, September 28, 1961) has a degree in geology from the Bandung Institute of Technology and is known as a literary critic, art curator and actor. He is also an editor for the journal Kalam, editor of the literature page in Koran Tempo newspaper and program director of the Salihara Arts Community in Jakarta. His collection of essays is Senjakala Kebudayaan (1996). Both of his poetry collections, Jantung Lebah Ratu (2008) and Buli Buli Lima Kaki (2010), won Khatulistiwa Literary Awards. The Origin of Happiness & Other Poems (2015), published in Lontar Foundation’s BTW series, features a selection of his poems translated into English and German.