(Tasikmalaya, Indonesia, 1975). He studied philosophy at the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. He works as a journalist, a graphic designer and makes comic books. He wrote Cantik itu Luka (That beauty is hurt, 2002), Lelaki Harimau (Tigerman, 2004), Gelak Sedih dan Cerita-cerita Lainnya (Sad laughter and other stories, 2005) and Cinta Tak Ada Mari dan Cerita-cerita Lainnya (Love has no cure and other stories) (2005). He is currently preparing his first story in pictures in collaboration with two other designers.(TUK 2005)
Archive available for: Eka Kurniawan
Frank Martinus Arion (1936, Curacao) en Eka Kurniawan (1975, Indonesia) met each other last summer during the Winternachten tour of Indonesia. Despite different generations and continents they found in each other a common interest, that of colonial history. Chaired by Chris Keulemans, they talk about the way they give the history a place in their work by using fact and fiction in a playful, ironic way. Frank Martinus Arion reads from his new novel De deserteurs (The deserters), about the struggle against slavery. Eka Kurniawan acquaints us with his historical novel Cantik itu luka (The wounded beauty), a story that takes place in the declining days of the Dutch East Indies and up to the recent past of Indonesia. English spoken.