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Izzuddin Ramli is a writer, researcher and literary translator. Trained as a political analyst, he has spent several years as a researcher at Penang Institute’s History and Regional Studies Programme. Izzuddin recently coordinated and edited the coffee table book, Melayu Pulau Pinang: Di Permatang Zaman dan Perubahan (Penang Institute, 2021) written by Sasterawan Negara Muhammad Haji Salleh, which explores layered aspects of the Malay community in Penang, historically and in present times. Izzuddin is editor of Suara Nadi, a serial publication of essays in Malay on socio-cultural-political issues in contemporary Malaysia. Izzuddin’s writings — which comprise commentaries and creative non-fiction essays on politics, culture, and the arts — have appeared in Penang Monthly, New Naratif, Nikkei Asian Review, Svara and The Vibes. He is currently researching cultural politics in Kelantan, looking at how Islamization has impacted the Kelantanese traditional arts. Izzuddin is a Curator for the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), Malaysia’s largest international literary festival.

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