Though he considers Pramoedya an influence, and a master of the historical novel, he is quick to point out the radical differences in their approach to fiction: “I don’t think Pramoedya would write about an undead woman rising from underground,” he said. “It’s not his style.”

“A Writer’s Haunting Trip Through the Horrors of Indonesian History”, by Gillian Terzis, The New Yorker

“The Violent Mysteries of Indonesia”, by Ian Buruma, The New York Review of Book

“Indonesia: Robbed, Raped, Abused”, by Charles R. Larson, Counter Punch