Jan Budweg studied Austronesian Cultures and Languages at the University of Hamburg as well as the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. Since completing his MA in 2006, he has often taught courses on Indonesian language at the University of Hamburg. He has also established and overseen translation training courses for beginning and advanced students of Indonesian. His projects in teaching Indonesian translation have included Indonesian children´s books, theater plays and films (by subtitling) into German. In the lead-up to Indonesia’s appearance as the Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, he has since specialized in translating shorter texts from Indonesia that represent the wide scope of current Indonesian literature – including comic books, folk tales and modern short stories.