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Sefryana Khairil was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1988. She graduated from high school in 2006 and enrolled at State University of Jakarta, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Indonesian literature. 
 
In her teenage years, Sefry began to write fictions. Her short story, Setia, was published by Keren Beken in 2001. It was there that her career was born. She continued to write as a freelance writer for number of teen local magazines, such as Aneka Yess!, Gadis, and Kawanku
 
"I wasn't supposed to be a writer until I realized how writing changed my life. And now, writing for me is like breathing. I can't live without it."
Sefry published her first novel, You, when she was 15 years old. The following year,  she received a reward as The Best Writer in Cipta Karya Anak Bangsa Writing Competition and another reward from Ketua Yayasan Panglima Besar Soedirman as a writer.
 

In her sixth novel, Dongeng Semusim, Sefry tried to write something different.  She like to write for adults and this challenge forced her to find her adult perspective. Dongeng Semusim  was Chic Magazine's The Most Wanted Book and was Cleo Indonesia Magazine’s the Book of The Month for February 2010.
 
In 2010, Sefry wrote a novel adaptation of Ari Sihasale’s film (by Alenia Pictures production house), Tanah Air Beta. She decided to write it because the story was different. She love it not only because she has something to give but because she also learn something new about people.
 
 
"As a writer, we should try write anything." 

 
In 2011,  Dongeng Semusim, Rindu, Tanah Air Beta, and Coming Home exhibited at the Book Fair in Bern, Switzerland. And Coming Home became the nominee in Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia 2011.
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In 2012, Sefry became one of reviewers in Qatar Writing Competition which held by KBRI in Qatar, Tentang Qatar, Qatar Menulis, and Bank Mandiri. And in the end of 2012, Beautiful Mistake became the nominee in Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia 2012.

Beside writing, cooking, taking photos, reading, and listening music, are Sefry's favorite activities in spare time. 

She is currently living in Jakarta with her parents and brother.
 
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