Eka Kurniawan a successor to Indonesia’s greatest writer, Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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About Eka Kurniawan,
Written by Jewel Topsfield, and was originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald,
Aug 22, 2015


When Eka Kurniawan began Beauty is a Wound more than 13 years ago, he wanted to write about an undead woman.

Kurniawan had grown up on a diet of “sastra picisan” in Pangandaran, a small city in West Java. It’s hard to translate “sastra picisan” – Google Translate amusingly hazards “literary hack” – but essentially it’s pulp fiction filled with violence and sex.

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