James Scanlan

James Scanlan has combined an international career in journalism with the pursuit of a life-long interest in language, literature, and creative writing. His first translation of a poem by Amir Hamzah won First Prize in the poetry section of the 2018 AALITRA Translation Prize competition.

3 Amir Hamzah Translations

Amir Hamzah, the greatest Indonesian poet of his generation, was born into the ruling family of Langkat, a Malay sultanate within the Dutch colonial government’s East Sumatra Residency.

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