Book Deals: Week of January 4, 2021 – Penguin Classics Visits Darma’s ‘Bloomington’

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About Orang-Orang Bloomington,
Written by Rachel Deahl, and was originally published in Publishers Weekly,
Jan 01, 2021


People from Bloomington by Indonesian author Budi Darma was acquired in a world English rights deal by Elda Rotor at Penguin Classics. Jayapriya Vasudevan and Helen Mangham at Jacaranda Literary brokered the agreement for the book, a collection of seven short stories, with Indonesian publisher Noura Books. Penguin described Darma as one of his country’s “most beloved and respected living authors.” The book follows a group of characters in Bloomington, Ind., where Darma lived for a period, and, the publisher said, “blurs the boundaries between Western and Eastern literature.” Tiffany Tsao is translating the title.

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