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Apr 05, 2024

How Staying Small Helps New Directions Publish Great Books

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In this article: Eka Kurniawan

Written by Maria Bustillos
Originally published in New Yorker.

Feb 16, 2016
The best book that I read last year was a New Directions title, the novel “Beauty Is a Wound,” by the Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan. Despite its warm reception in Indonesia, getting the book to American readers was a difficult undertaking. Its author had no M.F.A., no New York agent, no stories in quarterlies or journals—no “proof of concept,” as they say in business circles.

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