Ia lahir di Tasikmalaya, 1975, menyelesaikan pendidikan dari Fakultas Filsafat, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta tahun 1999. Pada tahun itu ia menerbitkan buku pertamanya yang berasal dari tugas akhir kuliah, Pramoedya Ananta Toer dan Sastra Realisme Sosialis. Ia menulis cerita pendek, novel, maupun esai di berbagai media.

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Eka Kurniawan was born in Tasikmalaya, Indonesia, in 1975, graduated from Faculty of Philosophy, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He writes novels, short stories, as well as non-fiction pieces. His novels translated into Japanese, Malay, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Korean, including Man Tiger (Verso Books, 2015) and Beauty Is a Wound (New Directions, 2015) in English.

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