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Jakarta Post

BookWorm: Anton Kurnia: ‘Fighting’ over books

  • Stevie Emilia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 5 2016   /  09:37 am

Courtesy of Anton KurniaSince he runs Baca publishing company, reading may be part of the job for Anton Kurnia, but personally, he said, it was more than just that.

The man, who prefers to be called a book activist, said he feels lucky being raised in a family that loves reading. His mother, he said, used to read him stories before his naps and he could read from the age of four.

“When I was little, the main reason that triggered fights between me and my brother was who was first to read a book or magazine,” said the ninth child of 10 siblings.

“Come to think of it now, it’s funny, really. Now, one of my brothers also works in publishing, although we both have backgrounds in engineering,” added the man who studied at the Bandung Institute of Technology.

Apart from his regular job, Anton, who takes care of the literary translation funding program und...