Mahir Pradana currently works as a lecturer in Business Administration at Telkom University, Bandung. After obtaining his bachelor degree in Management Science from Universitas Padjadjaran, he pursued his master degree in Business Administration at Universitat Bern, Switzerland. While living in Switzerland, he was chosen as the chief of Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia (PPI) Swiss. Besides working on academic papers, Mahir also has a life in creative writing. His published novels are Here, After (2010), Rhapsody (2013), Blue Heaven (2014) and Sunset Holiday (2015). He also wrote about his life in Europe in a memoir called Home & Away (2014). Now, he is still searching for a PhD opportunity to get him back to Europe.