Beauty is A Wound in 2015 Highlights from Text Staff

Jane Novak, publicity manager of Text Publishing, on upcoming Beauty is A Wound publication: “Both a crazy, dream-like tale of one woman who goes to remarkable lengths in order to survive and the history of one of closest neighbouring nations, this is one of the most astonishing pieces of fiction I’ve read in a long time and I’m incredibly excited about it.” Beauty is A Wound translated by Annie Tucker (original title: Cantik Itu Luka), will be published simultaneously by New Directions (US) and Text Publishing (Australia) in September.

Seperti Dendam, Jakarta Post

“Eka Kurniawan’s Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas (Love and Revenge) is an observation of masculinity that may come as an answer to a literary movement of woman writers who liberate themselves by discussing sexuality in their novels […] Wrapped in a Chinese kung fu-styled novel and almost as brutal and dark as Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, Eka has maintained his place on the frontlines of Indonesian writers.”
Adisti Sukma Sawitri, The Jakarta Post