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The Profound Reason We Should All Read Internationally, Not Locally

Last fall, Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan made his American debut. His two translated books, Man Tiger and Beauty Is a Wound, had been written and published in Indonesian over a decade prior, but to English-language audiences, his work was brand new ? and exciting. Man Tiger, a slim work of magic realism about a teenage boy with spiritual bond to a mysterious white tiger, was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
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‘Beauty is a Wound’ by Eka Kurniawan

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Man Tiger, the title of one of Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan’s two novels to hit American shelves this fall, could be read as something of a misnomer. The tiger, a supernatural white giant of a cat, is a female, even described as ...

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Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon

In The Jakarta Post Stevie Emilia has a Q & A with Eka Kurniawan (who recently made a splash in English translation, with Beauty is a Wound and Man Tiger). Among Kurniawan's answers: re. his favorite author he singles out: If I have...

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Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon

At Bomb Jesse Ruddock has a Q & A with Eka Kurniawan (whose Beauty is a Wound and Man Tiger recently appeared in English). Interesting to see how fully he embraces the Indonesian language: Indonesian is the greatest discovery for th...


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