Budi Darma was a novelist, short-story-writer, and literary critic. Budi Darma received several national literary awards and his international honors include the Southeast Asian Writers Award (or S.E.A. Write Award) and the Mastera Literary Award. He held a PhD in English literature from the University of Bloomington, Indiana, and was a professor at the State University of Surabaya.
Tiffany Tsao (translator and introducer) is a literary translator and writer. Her translations have been awarded the PEN Presents and PEN Translates prizes. She has translated numerous Indonesian works, has written about literature in translation for Electric Literature, and is the author of The Majesties (2020) and the Oddfits series. She holds a PhD in English literature from UC-Berkeley.
Intan Paramaditha (foreword author) is an Indonesian author and a lecturer in media and film studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is the author of the short story collection Apple and Knife. Her debut novel Gentayangan (The Wandering), selected as Tempo Best Literary Work for Prose Fiction in 2017, received the PEN Translates Award from English PEN and the PEN/ Heim Translation Fund Grant from PEN America.
Winner of the 2023 PEN Translation Prize
Winner of the 2023 NSW Premier’s Translation Prize
An eerie, alienating, yet comic and profoundly sympathetic short story collection about Americans in America by one of Indonesia’s most pro...[SEE MORE]