A Conspiracy of God-Killers: Short Story
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222pp. December 2015
A Conspiracy of God-Killers: Short Story
Author: Triwikromo, Triyanto; Translator: Fowler, George A.;
The poetically-crafted stories found in this collection by Triyanto Triwikromo–the first by this writer in English translation, are leavened by sardonic wit, a touch of the absurd, and the bizarre in a world gone mad. A Conspiracy of God-Killers is not itself the title of any of the short stories in this collection but derives from a suggestion by Triyanto himself. And small wonder! The title embodies the dominant theme of these stories: that organized violence and persecution of the vulnerable amounts to a conspiracy against God.
Distributed for The Lontar Foundation
Author: Triwikromo, Triyanto; Translator: Fowler, George A.;
Triyanto Triwikromo was born in Salatiga, Central Java, and graduated from Diponegoro University in Semarang with a master’s degree in literature. He was the winner of the 2009 Language Center Literary Award for the short story collection, Ular di Mangkuk Nabi. His short story “Cahaya Sunyi Ibu” (Mother’s Quiet Light) was included in the 2008 Golden Pen Literary Award for 20 Best Indonesian Short Stories. His short stories have been also translated into Swedish. He works as a lecturer in Creative Writing at his alma mater and as managing editor at the daily newspaper Suara Merdeka.



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