14 / 06 / 2022

#01 lumbung stories: Azhari Aiyub

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The writer María Bastarós together with harriet c. brown introduce us to lumbung cosmologies through interviews and readings around the lumbung stories book. In this episode you can listen to the conversation between María Bastarós and the author Azhari Aiyub and the reading by the latter of the first 300 words of his story in its original language. We invite you to read along with the book in your hands in the language of your choice.

Azhari Aiyub was born in 1981 in Banda Aceh in Sumatra. He was awarded first prize in the Ministry of Education and Culture’s short story writing competition in 2003, before receiving the Poets of All Nations’ Free Word Award in 2005. During a writer’s residency in Mexico he wrote Wall Polanco and Alien: A Little Adventure in Mexico, published in 2019. His short story collections Nutmeg Woman and The Garden of Delights & Other Tales have been translated into English, German and French. His last novel, The Bearded Turtle, won the Khatulistiwa Literary Award in 2018.

This podcast has been possible thanks to the support of Etxepare Euskal Institutua and Acción Cultural Española.