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Eka Kurniawan: “My books are my love letters”

  • Stevie Emilia

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, April 30 2016   /  03:23 pm
Eka Kurniawan: (Illustration Mufty Fairuz)

Eka Kurniawan: (Illustration Mufty Fairuz)Eka Kurniawan is a literary star who is shining bright. In March the author won the first World Readers Award for this novel Beauty is A Wound, which has been translated into 24 languages. Just prior to this, Eka was named one of 13 longlist nominees for the prestigious 2016 Man Booker International Prize for Man Tiger, which tells of a ghostly tiger at the center of a gripping murder case, now translated into five languages. Away from his successful public persona, the 40-year-old father of one enjoys the simple things in life; he is amused when reading this horoscope, attends K-pop concerts and likes to sing “Seal It With A Kiss” in the shower.

I am …
Easily bored.

My bad habit …
Procrastinating, rather than doing my work.

Best trait …
Calm.

Tea or coffee …
Coffee.

If I only had one boo...