Eka Kurniawan

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Eka Kurniawan is an Indonesian writer. He was born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, November 28, 1975. He studied philosophy at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He works as a journalist, writer and designer. He writes novels, short stories and movie scripts, as well as essays. His works are translated into more than 22 languages.

He is one of Foreign Policy's Global Thinkers of 2015 "for pinning Indonesian literature on the map."[1]


  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer dan Sastra Realisme Sosialis (id), 1999.
  • Corat-coret di Toilet (Short Stories, 2000)
  • Cantik Itu Luka (Novel, 2002). Published in English as Beauty Is A Wound (2015) by New Directions Publishing.[2]
  • Lelaki Harimau (Novel, 2004). Published in English as Man Tiger (2015) by Verso Books.[3] Published in German under the title "Tigermann", by Ostasien Verlag, Gossenberg.
  • Gelak Sedih dan Cerita-cerita Lainnya (Short Stories, 2005).
  • Cinta Tak Ada Mati dan Cerita-cerita Lainnya (Short Stories, 2005)
  • Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas (Novel, 2014). Upcoming in English (2017), published by New Directions Publishing (US) and Pushkin Press (UK).[4]
  • Perempuan Patah Hati yang Kembali Menemukan Cinta Melalui Mimpi (Short Stories, 2015).


  1. ^ "The Leading Global Thinkers of 2015 - Foreign Policy". Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  2. ^ "New Directions Publishing Company - Beauty Is a Wound". New Directions Publishing Company. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  3. ^ "VersoBooks.com". www.versobooks.com. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Love and Vengeance". Pontas Agency. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 

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