Intan Paramaditha is a novelist, short-story writer and an academic with a PhD from NYU and now based in Sydney at Macquarie University. Her collection of short stories, Apple and Knife, was translated from Indonesian into English by PEN Award-winner Stephen J. Epstein and published in 2018 by Brow Books and Harvill Secker. Her novel Gentayangan (The Wandering, 2017), was selected as Tempo Best Literary Work for Prose Fiction in 2017, has also been translated into English by Stephen Epstein. It will be published in 2020 by Harvill Secker.

Intan’s short-story collection Sihir Perempuan (Black Magic Woman, 2005) was shortlisted for the Khatulistiwa Literary Award, and the collection Kumpulan Budak Setan (The Devil’s Slaves Club, 2010) was written in collaboration with Eka Kurniawan and Ugoran Prasad.

Apple & Knife and The Wandering will be published in English also by Harvill Secker.

Intan was the winner of Kompas Best Short Story Award in 2013. She holds a PhD from New York University and teaches Media and Film Studies at Macquarie University. For more about Intan Paramaditha visit intanparamaditha.org.

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Intan Paramaditha (Photo: Ugoran Prasad)

  • Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha
  • Apple and Knife UK edition