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Warisan Zurinah Hassan


Hassan is Malaysia literary laureate (SASTERAWAN NEGARA), and the first female
writer to be awarded the title. She had also received Southeast Asia Write
Award in 2004 and the Sunthorn Phu Poetry Prize in 2013 (an award of
recognition for outstanding poets in the ASEAN country).  Zurinah write in various genres and had
published  collection of poems, short
stories, literary studies, a novel, and a memoir. She is better known as a poet  but Zurinah also won the Premier Literary
Award, Hadiah Sastera Utusan (Utusan Literature Prize), National Library Book
Prize for short stories and memoirs. Her work has been translated into several
languages. Her book Facing The Harbor
has been published in  English, Spanish,
Russian and French translation.
Hassan was born on June 13, 1949 in Alor Setar, Kedah, received her early
education in a Malay school  in Tikam
Batu, Sungai Petani Convent School and Sultanah Asma School , Alor Setar before
studying at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang (Penang) . She had served
as a Senior Information Officer in Ministry of Information Malaysia, a lecturer
at the University of Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia in addition to Guest
Writer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Zurinah obtained a Bachelor of Arts
degree from USM, Master of Arts degree from UPM and a Ph.D from the University
of Malaya.

Ini 2013
she was conferred the Darjah Setia Diraja Kedah, carrying the tittle Dato’.


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