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Seno Gumira Ajidarma
Seno Gumira Ajidarma is one of Indonesia’s best known and most widely published writers. He has authored many novels, collections of short stories, essays, and several plays and volumes of poetry. He has won multiple awards for his work including the prestigious SEAWrite award for his contributions to Southeast Asian literature in 1997. Translations of his works include his collection of short stories focused on Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor, Eyewitness (1995); a collection of short stories, essays and a play centering on the end of the Suharto regime, Jakarta at a Certain Point in Time (2002); and his experimental novel, Jazz, Perfume, and the Incident (2013). Seno lives in Jakarta and is currently working on a multi-volume martial arts epic novel, Nagabumi.

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Flood

Fiction

January 2018

Seno Gumira Ajidarma

TR. Michael Bodden

Fiction

January 2018

Ten minutes before the floodwaters arrived, Pak Prawiro died. Who knows to where his soul sped off. Now only his body remained by his...

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fiction

June 2016

Beast

Paul Kingsnorth

fiction

June 2016

I stood in the river up to my knees and the river was cold. The water filled my boots...

feature

July 2014

Another month, another year, another crisis: eleven years in Beirut

Paul Cochrane

feature

July 2014

Rumours of impending conflict can wreak a particular type of havoc. This is not as physically manifest as the...

fiction

April 2013

How to be an Astronaut

J. D. A. Winslow

fiction

April 2013

I am standing in front of a room full of people reading out a story. The room is dark....

 

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