Here are books that will be translated into Indonesian in 2023 that you need to look up!


Hi, Book Lovers!

2023 must be a fascinating year for you, especially for Indonesian Book Lovers. Many books from famous writers worldwide will be translated into Indonesian this year by one of the biggest publishers in Indonesia, Kompas Gramedia.

Here are books that will be translated into Indonesian in 2023 that you need to look up!

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune is a 1965 epic science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966 and won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. It is the first instalment of the Dune saga. In 2003, it was described as the world's best-selling science fiction novel.

Sands of Arawiya Series by Hafsah Faizal

Inspired by the magical folklore of Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's Sands of Arawiya series is the story of two warriors driven by duty and bound by fate. Zafira is the Hunter, braving the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those who defy his autocratic father, the sultan. She must hide her identity. He mustn't display compassion. But when both embark on a quest to uncover a lost magic artefact, Zafira and Nasir encounter an ancient evil long thought destroyed--and discover that the prize they seek may be even more dangerous than any of their enemies.

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

Our Violent Ends, the sequel to Chloe Gong's debut novel, is a thrilling novel with angsty romance, beautifully written prose, and shocking twists that complete the story in a very satisfying but tragic way.

Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown

In Happy, Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help's suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief, and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety.

Shadow of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are is a 1992 book by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. The authors summarize the evolutionary history of life on Earth, focusing on specific traits central to human nature and discussing where their precursors began to develop in other species. In the final chapters, they examine primates in detail, comparing the details between anatomically modern humans and the extant species most closely related to them.

The Song of The Cell by Siddhartha Mukherjee

In The Song of the Cell, Mukherjee tells how scientists discovered cells, began understanding them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans. He seduces you with vivid, lucid, and suspenseful writing that makes complex science thrilling. Told in six parts, laced with Mukherjee's experience as a researcher, a doctor, and a prolific reader, The Song of the Cell is both panoramic and intimate.

The fabric of Reality by David Deutsch

The Fabric of Reality is a 1997 book by physicist David Deutsch. His follow-up book, The Beginning of Infinity, was published in 2011. The book expands on his views of quantum mechanics and its implications for understanding reality. This interpretation, which he calls the multiverse hypothesis, is one of a four-strand Theory of Everything (TOE).

Ichininso Tansu by Haruki Murakami

First Person Singular (Japanese: 一人称単数: Ichininshō Tansū) is a collection of eight stories by Haruki Murakami. It was first published on 18 July 2020 by Bungeishunjū. As its title suggests, all eight stories in the book were written in a first-person singular narrative.

Abridged Classic Series: Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Classic Starts: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes features abridged versions of six short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The book includes A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, and others.


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