Do you still remember Marchella FP? She is a 33 year old female writer who has been successful and received widespread recognition after releasing a flash-fiction novel entitled Later We Tell About Today (NKCTHI) in 2018.
In 2020, the novel was then adapted into a feature film starring several top artists such as Rio Dewanto, Sheila Dara, Rachel Amanda, and Ardhito Pramono.
Unexpectedly, this film has been watched by more than 2 million Indonesians in cinemas. In fact, the film NKCTHI was ranked second as the best-selling Indonesian film in 2020.
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After investigating, it turned out that not only the film was selling well, but the novel was also successful in selling 50 thousand copies in one month. In 2019, Marchella won her first award as best writer of the year from the IKAPI Awards which was held at the Indonesia International Book Fair.
After approximately four years, Marchella is finally back with her newest novel, which this time is said to be out of her comfort zone. This is because his latest work is his first long story in Graphic Novel format, Bunda.
This novel, entitled Tabi, tells the story of the journey of a woman who is coming to terms with her wounds.
“The story tells about a woman rearranging random feelings of joy and pain in her memory, making her decide to write a journey of love that she almost never talked about,” said Marchella, at the TABI book launch event, Friday (13/10/2023).
Different from her previous work, Marchella revealed several interesting facts from her latest novel, Bunda. Here are some interesting facts that you should know.
1. Graphic Novel with 300 Pages
Marchella said that her novel this time has a longer story than her previous works. Not only that, this is the first novel to use attractive illustrations in it.
“One, this book is a graphic novel, it definitely has a story, now it’s almost 300 pages long. “This is the first graphic fiction novel I have written full of illustrations and stories,” said Marchella.
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