The Wandering

Author(s): Intan Paramaditha

FICTION | The Stella Prize

You've grown roots, you're gathering moss. You're desperate to escape your boring life teaching English in Jakarta, to go out and see the world. So you make a Faustian pact with a devil, who gives you a gift, and a warning. A pair of red shoes to take you wherever you want to go.

You're forever wandering, everywhere and nowhere, but where is your home?

And where will you choose to go?



The Wandering is a novel about the highs and lows of global nomadism, the politics and privileges of travel and desire, and the freedoms and limitations of the choices we make, by one of Asia's most exciting writers. It's a reminder that borders are real, and a playful experiment that turns the traditional adventure story on its head.

Winner of an English PEN Translates Award, and a Heim Translation Fund Grant from PEN America


Product Information

Longlisted Stella Awards 2021

General Fields

  • : 9781784709808
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.368317
  • : January 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Intan Paramaditha
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 448