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Writing from Indonesia

Works in Translation (by Issue)


Mar 01, 2019, Words Without Borders

In October 2015, Indonesia made its appearance as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair—the first country from Southeast Asia to be so honored. Words Without Borders celebrated with our August 2015 issue, which offered work by nine poets and fiction writers. Now, three and half years later, Indonesia heads to London to appear in the same role at the London Book Fair, and we’re marking the occasion by presenting four authors, two of whom will participate in the fair.


Introduction / Foreword


Interiors and Interpretations: New Writing from Indonesia by Susan Harris

Work(s) in Translation


Meteors by Clara Ng, translated by Toni Pollard
Geology by Nirwan Dewanto, translated by George A. Fowler
The Biography of a Newborn Baby by Raudal Tanjung Banua, translated by Harry Aveling
The Prayer of the Flame that Sparked the Forest Fire by Aan Mansyur, translated by John H. McGlynn

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