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Crossing Boundaries: New Voices from Indonesia

Works in Translation (by Issue)


Oct 17, 2016, ABC Radio National

Crossing Boundaries: New Voices from Indonesia is an anthology of Indonesian short stories.

The collection contains stories from across the archipelago—from Bali, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra—written by some of the country’s most exciting writers. The authors featured include rising literary star Eka Kurniawan, and emerging voices, such as Wa Ode Wulan Ratna and Uda Agus.

Each story has been selected for its ability to convey a vivid sense of Indonesian society today—these are stories of city life, love and conflict in small villages, and fantastical goings on.


Introduction / Foreword


Crossing Boundaries: New voices from Indonesia by Michael Cathcart

Work(s) in Translation


Making an Elephant Happy by Eka Kurniawan, translated by Maggie Tiojakin
The Story of a Tongue by Clara Ng, translated by Maggie Tiojakin
Tears by Langit Amaravati, translated by Toni Pollard
Mother’s Heaven by Fitrawan Umar, translated by Toni Pollard
La Runduma by Wa Ode Wulan Ratna, translated by Pamela Allen
Her Story by Norman Erikson Pasaribu
The Groom’s Price by Uda Agus, translated by Toni Pollard
A Complicated Exchange by Jessica Huwae, translated by Maggie Tiojakin
Five Ringgit by I Nyoman Manda, translated by Kadek Krishna Adidharma

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