Eka Kurniawan was the first Indonesian writer to be nominated for a Man Booker International Prize. His works have been translated into 24 languages. His highly-acclaimed novel, Beauty is a Wound, was listed in The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015. His novel, Man Tiger (2004), was included in the Man Booker International Prize longlist. While his other novel, Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas (2014), has been adapted into a feature film titled Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021), which received the Golden Leopard as best film at the 74th Locarno Film Festival. Other than novels, he also writes short stories, movie scripts, and essays.

Eka Kurniawan adalah penulis Indonesia pertama yang dinominasikan untuk Man Booker International Prize. Karya-karyanya telah diterjemahkan ke dalam 24 bahasa. Novelnya yang sangat terkenal, Cantik Itu Luka, terdaftar dalam 100 Buku Terkemuka The New York Times tahun 2015. Novelnya, Man Tiger (2004), termasuk dalam daftar panjang Man Booker International Prize. Sedangkan novelnya yang lain, Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas (2014), telah diadaptasi menjadi film layar lebar berjudul Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021), yang menerima Golden Leopard sebagai film terbaik dalam Festival Film Locarno ke-74 . Selain novel, ia juga menulis cerita pendek, naskah film, dan esai.

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