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Saya tumbuh di antaranya dengan membaca majalah remaja pria Hai, melebihi majalah remaja lainnya. Saya juga menulis beberapa cerita pendek di sana (diterbitkan di Corat-coret di Toilet). Hormat dan terima kasih untuk menemani masa remaja saya: Majalah Hai berhenti cetak sejak bulan ini.

“Kurniawan has become the rare Indonesian author to break through to a typically translation-allergic U.S. market […] Vengeance Is Mine promises dark, sexually charged and subversive comedy …” from “24 Incredible Books To Add To Your Shelf This Summer”, Huffington Post.

Buku kecil ini, Auman! Catatan Pembaca Prosa Eka Kurniawan, saya rasa merupakan buku pertama yang secara khusus membicarakan karya-karya saya. Isinya sekumpulan esai, atau resensi, dari beberapa penulis seperti Heri CS dan Widyanuari Eko Putra. Jika ada yang berminat (untuk penelitian skripsi, misalnya), bisa menghubungi penerbitnya, Kelab Buku Semarang.

Terkonfirmasi. Editor cerpen Kompas sendiri menyarankan inses intelektual semacam begini. Sama seperti dalam bidang biologi, hubungan sedarah kemungkinan (dikutip dari Wikipedia):

“… berpotensi tinggi menghasilkan keturunan yang secara biologis lemah, baik fisik maupun mental (cacat), atau bahkan letal (mematikan).”

This is an excerpt from Beauty Is a Wound in Traditional Chinese:

傳說有個名叫倫嘉妮斯的公主十分美麗,見了她的人都願意為她而死。馬曼根登一晚醒來,覺得他為了得到那樣的女人,願意和任何人一戰,於是一一搖醒他的手下,問他們倫嘉妮斯公主住在哪。他們答道,當然是在哈里蒙達啊,坐著獨木舟沿海岸往西划,就會到達。

Read more here.

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

My conversation with Shreya Ila Anasuya for Scroll.in.

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).

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

My essay about sending my daughter to school, for The Guardian: The most loaded question in Jakarta: ‘What school would you like to go to?’

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