Eka Kurniawan


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Nationality: Indonesian

This author of eight published books – several of which have been translated into foreign languages, including Beauty is a Wound and Man Tiger – has been compared to the late great Pramoedya Ananta Toer. (To which he says, “we tend to look at Indonesia differently.”)

Penulis delapan buku yang diantaranya telah dialih bahasakan ke dalam bahasa asing, termasuk Beauty is a Wound dan Man Tiger. Eka sering disandingkan dengan salah satu sastrawan Indonesia terbaik, Pramoedya Ananta Tour, dengan kutipan ‘melihat Indonesia dari sisi berbeda’.

Appearing In

Eka Kurniawan: Beyond Beauty is a Wound

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Origin Stories

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Darkness and Light

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