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Andrea Hirata: Savoring a taste of home

  • Fitria Sofyani

    The Jakarta Post

| Sun, July 25 2010 | 12:58 pm

PREMIUM Novelist Andrea Hirata says that spending hours hanging out in coffee shops in his home village Gantung, Belitung, has given him a lot of ideas for his books. That is why he likes to spend most of his weekends there, besides taking his nephew and nieces to beautiful beaches on the island.

“At the moment, I am busy with the construction of a library I’ve dedicated for the community in my...