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Ikar/Odean just acquired Cantik Itu Luka translation right for Slovak (the 33rd language so far). And this is Taiwanese edition of the same novel, published by Ecus (in Complex Chinese).

A Beleza É Uma Ferida, Brazilian edition of Cantik Itu Luka (in Portuguese), published by José Olympio.

“No matter how serious your theme, the work should be entertaining.”

My conversation with Shreya Ila Anasuya for Scroll.in.

Kitchen Curse akan menjadi buku keempat saya dalam terjemahan bahasa Inggris, setelah Beauty Is a Wound (2015), Man Tiger (2015), dan Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (segera terbit pertengahan 2017). Buku ini akan diterbitkan oleh Verso, berisi sekitar lima belas cerita, yang dipilih dari keempat buku kumpulan cerita pendek saya. Annie Tucker akan menerjemahkan sebagian besar cerita-cerita ini.

I prefer to see myself as an adventurer, with all the literary traditions as my map.

My latest interview with Jaya Bhattacharji Rose for Bookwitty.

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (translated by Annie Tucker) is one of Readings“The most anticipated books of 2017”. My third novel will be published this year by New Directions (US), Pushkin Press (UK), Text Publishing (ANZ) and Speaking Tiger (India).

Ljepota je njezina rana is Croatian edition of Cantik Itu Luka/Beauty Is a Wound. Just released recently by Znanje.

God and ghost? In many ways, they are similar, right? Except that people tend to believe that God created the world, including ghosts. We have funny words in Indonesia: ‘Tuhan’ for God and ‘Hantu’ for ghost. If you recite ‘Tuhan’ continuously, in the end, you can hear ‘Hantu’.

“Reading Suharto, Quran, Mahabharata and Ramayana”, The Indian Express

Without the storytelling traditions of his native Indonesia, writer Eka Kurniawan says he’d “just be a boring writer who literally followed what was being said by language teachers at school. – “Jaipur blows out candles on decade of promoting Asian writing”

Just received cover image of Kauneus On Kirous. This is Finnish edition of Cantik Itu Luka/Beauty Is a Wound, expected publication in August 2017 by Gummerus.

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