Eka Kurniawan

Ia lahir di Tasikmalaya, 1975, menyelesaikan pendidikan dari Fakultas Filsafat, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta tahun 1999. Pada tahun itu ia menerbitkan buku pertamanya yang berasal dari tugas akhir kuliah, Pramoedya Ananta Toer dan Sastra Realisme Sosialis. Ia menulis cerita pendek, novel, maupun esai di berbagai media.


Eka Kurniawan was born in Tasikmalaya, Indonesia, in 1975, graduated from Faculty of Philosophy, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He writes novels, short stories, as well as non-fiction pieces. His novels translated into Japanese, Malay, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Korean, including Man Tiger (Verso Books, 2015) and Beauty Is a Wound (New Directions, 2015) in English.

Awards and Honours

Profile and Interview

  • [In English] Interview with Bissme S. from The Sun Dialy, 23 July 2014
  • [Bahasa Indonesia] Profil di Majalah Dewi, oleh Linda Christanty
  • [Bahasa Indonesia] Wawancara dengan Bonnie Triyana, Jurnal Nasional, 9 Desember 2007
  • [In English] Profile from The Jakarta Pos, 28 June 2008
  • [In English] Introduction by Annie Tucker for PEN American Center
  • [In English] Indonesia, Volume 86 (October 2008), 55-61.
  • [In German] from Litprom: Literaturen Afrika Asien Lateinamerika
  • [Bahasa Indonesia] Wawancara oleh Aan Mansyur
  • [Bahasa Indonesia] oleh Bahrul Amsal
  • [In English] "A Quixotic Journey Through Indonesian History and Myth", a profile from Publishers Weekly
  • [In English] a profile from JPlus, The Jakarta Post supplement
  • [In English] interview with Alice Lewinsky (Text Publishing)
  • [In English] by Jewel Topsfield, The Sydney Morning Herald
  • [In English] by Yuliasri Perdani, The Jakarta Post
  • [In English] An interview with Tim Mann
  • [Bahasa Indonesia] wawancara dengan Hasan Aspahani, Batam Pos
  • [Bahasa Indonesia] wawancara dengan Muhammad Hilmi, Whiteboard Journal
  • [Italian] Interview with Elisabetta Pagani, La Stampa
  • [Italian] Interview with Alessandro Zaccuri, Avvenire
  • [In France] a profile by Florence Noiville, Le Monde
  • [In English] an article by Emily Laidlaw.
  • [In English] an interview, BOMB Magazine
  • [In English] a profile by Jon Fasman from The Economist
  • [In English] an interview, Electronic Literature
  • [Bahasa Indonesia] wawancara dengan Heru Triyono, beritagar.id
  • [In English] a profile by Bissme S., The Sun
  • [Bahasa Indonesia], profil dari detikX
  • [Bahasa Indonesia], profil dari detikX
  • [Bahasa Indonesia], wawancara dengan Bernard Batubara, Pindai
  • [In English] a profile by Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, The Straits Times
  • [In English] an article by Linawati Sidarto, The Jakarta Post