Author Spotlight on Eka Kurniawan

Jem - HH Bondi Staff

Only now being translated into English, Kurniawan is Indonesia's Murakami; dark, twisty and vaguely psychedelic. He weaves traditional folk tales in with the grit of contemporary Jakarta in both of his novels in a completely compelling way. Man Tiger is a tautly constructed tale of a young boy who transforms into a tigress, and the violence that ensues.

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