Farah Hidayati was born in Banjarmasin, south Borneo, Indonesia. She has 2 sisters & 2 brothers and a couple step brothers and sisters- the youngest of them was 15 years above her. (It makes her always felt like having 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th parent.)
She loves singing since – as young as she can remember – 4 years old, ‘Kulihat Awan’ ( I see Cloud) is one of the first songs she know. Music was the reason she waited rerun of Shirley Temple musical movies every week on television. She also co-raised by television. Beverly Hills 90210 & MacGyver amongs her favorite when she was in elementary school.
When she was young she always thought she was going to be a singer. Alas she only sings in a school band until she was in senior high school.
Farah received undergraduate degree in Architecture from Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta. Right after graduated she worked in an architecture company, in Jakarta for two year, then in a French NGO doing Tsunami Reconstruction in Banda Aceh, until she resigned.
While she was in Jakarta, working in an architecture company by day time, at night time she attend creative writing class with scholarship from Agromedia Group and Jakarta School.
Seven months after finishing creative writing class, she won National Youth Literature Competition ( held by Grasindo and Ranesi) and published her debut novel Rumah Tumbuh in December 2005. This novel received Adikarya Ikapi award for second best teen novel in 2006, in the same year she also published Alexandra. Her third novel Loversus published in 2010. Konstelasi Rindu, Jejak Hati and Eksistensi Rasa are her latest novel.
She currently working on newest project, while occasionally perch on the coach discussing about black hole, white hole, and universe with her son (with her writer & journalist husband) after they watch Discovery Channel.
Her motto is: Life’s Good, better enjoy it before it’s not. And ALWAYS be grateful.