Anton Kurnia

  • Nostalgia
  • Peculiar Stories about Love and Death
  • Literature

“Memories come and go, but only love can preserve memories.”

The short stories in Anton Kurnia’s new volume Nostalgia. Peculiar Stories about Love and Death (2023) explore the peculiarities of human nature and tell of experiences that move between life and death. They mix fictional and real characters and travel with the reader across countries and times – from Indonesian Bandung to Moscow, from ancient Sudanese peoples to the pandemic in the 21st century.

As a new literature fellow of the Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e. V. and the UNESCO City of Literature Heidelberg, Kurnia will present his new book at the DAI and talk about his literary oeuvre.

Anton Kurnia, born in 1974, writes short stories, novels, essays and narrative non-fiction texts. He has been publishing in various magazines and on websites since 1998. His short story collection Insomnia (2004) has been translated into English, Arabic and Spanish. He has also translated numerous literary works from English into Indonesian, including novels by Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell and Salman Rushdie.

In the series Local Monday

Language: English

In cooperation with the UNESCO City of Literature

Foto: Komite Buku Nasional

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