Eka Kurniawan

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Eka Kurniawan is an internationally recognized Indonesian author. His book, Beauty is a Wound, came out in 2002 and was released in English translation in 2015. The story spans generations, following the history of the newly-resurrected-from-the-dead Dewi Ayu and her three daughters and their children, culminating in a surreal and slanted look at the wounds inflicted upon a war-torn Indonesia and the long-term impacts of occupation. Kurniawan also writes short stories, movie scripts, essays, and blogs.