Eka Kurniawan celebrates Prince Claus Award in town

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Written by Evie Breese, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Feb 23, 2019

At an intimate ceremony within the newly refurbished library of Erasmus Huis in Jakarta, author Eka Kurniawan’s joy was apparent in the broad smile across his face. Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands originally presented Eka with the Prince Claus Award in December 2018 during a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. As is the case for all of the award’s laureates, a ceremony is then held by the Dutch ambassadors of the respective countries where the laureates live and work.. Though a smaller and far less grand affair, for Eka, the ceremony in his home city was a chance to invite some of his friends and family to celebrate together.

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