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Book Title: LONTAR #6|
The author of the book: Jason Erik Lundberg
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The size of the: 6.34 MB
Edition: Epigram Books
Date of issue: April 2016
Read full description of the books LONTAR #6:This sixth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos. Inside these pages, you’ll find: the high cost of cheap footwear by celebrated novelist and translator Ken Liu; the consequence of domesticating mythical beasts by rising star Eka Kurniawan (translated by Tiffany Tsao); a mind-bending familial space opera by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo; the connection between a talented girl and the toys she brings to life by JY Yang; a break-up that descends into artistic oblivion by Jennifer Anne Champion; an academic examination into the legend of Bukit Merah by award-winner Ng Yi-Sheng; a comic on the consuming danger of the manananggal by Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo; and speculative poetry from Jonel Abellanosa, Ang Si Min, Russ Hoe, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Christina Sng, Sokunthary Svay, Krishna Udayasankar, Brendan Walsh and Marco Yan.
Read information about the authorJason Erik Lundberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author of books for adults—including Red Dot Irreal (2011), The Alchemy of Happiness (2012), Strange Mammals (2013) and Embracing the Strange (2013); books for children—the six-book Bo Bo and Cha Cha picture book series (2012–2015) and Carol the Coral (2016); and more than a hundred short stories, articles, and book reviews. His writing has seen publication in venues such as Mānoa, the Raleigh News & Observer, Farrago’s Wainscot, Hot Metal Bridge, Strange Horizons, Subterranean Magazine, The Third Alternative, Electric Velocipede, and many other places; and has been shortlisted for the SLF Fountain Award, Brenda L. Smart Award for Short Fiction, SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award and POPULAR Readers’ Choice Award, and honourably mentioned twice in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.
Lundberg has been the fiction editor at Epigram Books since 2012 (where the books he's edited have been shortlisted for and won the Singapore Literature Prize and Singapore Book Awards, and made multiple year’s best lists in The Straits Times, The Business Times, Singapore Poetry, etc.), and has served as a prose mentor with Singapore's Creative Arts Programme and Ceriph Mentorship Programme. In addition, he is the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction (est. 2012), series editor for the biennial Best New Singaporean Short Stories anthology series (2013–2017), editor of Fish Eats Lion (2012), and co-editor of A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) and Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004). From 2005–2008, he facilitated an occasional podcast called Lies and Little Deaths: A Virtual Anthology.
A 2002 graduate of the prestigious Clarion Writers Workshop, Lundberg also holds a Master's degree in creative writing from North Carolina State University. He is an active member in PEN America, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; he is also a Buddhist lay practitioner in the Mahayana tradition, having formally taken Refuge in 2008 and received his refuge name (Thubten Jangchub, which means “Enlightened Mind of the Buddha-Way”) from Venerable Thubten Chodron.
He recently completed a novella, The Diary of One Who Disappeared (recipient of a 2013 Creation Grant from Singapore's National Arts Council), and a full-length novel, A Fickle and Restless Weapon.
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