Hamsad Rangkuti: Long journey of a short-story master

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About Hamsad Rangkuti,
Written by Ary Hermawan, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Sep 27, 2008


There was no library in Kisaran, North Sumatra, where Hamsad Rangkuti, the recipient of the Southeast Asian Writers Award 2008, lived as a child.

As he could not afford to buy newspapers, and so visited the local administration’s office to read the Sunday editions of local newspapers that were put on the wall.

There he read the works of journalists and authors, including great Russian and American authors like Anton Chekov, Maxim Gorky, Ernest Hemingway and O. Henry, who incited his interest in becoming a writer.

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