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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.

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”

Giovanni aka Ipang: Mas Eka, saya ingin membuat photo essay tentang Mas Eka, tentang kehidupan sehari-hari Mas Eka. Saya bukanlah seorang fotografer profesional, cuma seorang yang punya passion di fotografi.

Dengan sangat menyesal, saya tak bisa memenuhinya. Sebagai penulis, jika berkenan sila membaca tulisan saya yang sudah terbit. Kehidupan pribadi saya, kehidupan sehari-hari saya, sangatlah tidak penting untuk kebanyakan orang. Biarlah itu menjadi milik saya sendiri, yang saya bagi cuma dengan sedikit orang.

(dari Tanya dan Jawab)

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?’

In case you can read, here is my interview in Polish: “Eka Kurniawan: jesteśmy dziedzicami wszystkiego, co zostało zrobione przez naszych przodków”. Beauty Is a Wound in Polish translation just released by Wydawnictwo Literackie. They will publish my second novel Man Tiger next year.


Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir, a lower-class Javanese teenage boy excited about sex, likes to spy on fellow villagers in flagrante, but one night he ends up witnessing the savage rape of a beautiful crazy woman by two policemen. Deeply traumatized, he becomes impotent. His efforts to get his virility back all fail, and Ajo Kawir turns to fighting as a way to vent his frustrations. He gets such a fearsome reputation as a brawler that he is hired to kill a thug named The Tiger, but instead Ajo Kawir falls in love with Iteung, a gorgeous female bodyguard who works for the local mafia. Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth… Fast-forward a decade. Now a truck driver, Ajo Kawir has reached a new equanimity, thinking that his penis may be trying to teach him a lesson and even consulting it in many situations as if it were his guru—love may yet triumph.

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash shows Eka Kurniawan in a gritty, comic, pungent mode that fans of Quentin Tarantino will appreciate. But even with its liberal peppering of fights, high-speed car chases, and ladies heaving with desire, the novel continues to explore Kurniawan’s familiar themes of female agency in a violent male world dominated by petty criminals and a corrupt police state.

Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by New Directions. Pre-order here.

Sutradara Postcard From the Zoo, Edwin akan mengadaptasi novel Eka Kurniawan, Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas ke dalam film panjang. Proyek film ini baru saja memenangkan Busan Award di Asian Project Market (APM) yang mempertemukan pembuat film dengan pendana, investor film, dan pembeli film dari berbagai negara. – Rolling Stone Indonesia

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