We are delighted to share with you the full program for Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, October 1-5, 2014.
With over 150 writers from more than 25 countries it’s truly a celebration of global issues, big ideas and extraordinary stories. This year’s theme, Saraswati: Wisdom & Knowledge is an exploration of the wisdom to be gained by creative expression.
A number of the Festival’s writers are no strangers to prizes – such as Hassan Blasim (Independent Foreign Fiction Prize); Eimear McBride (Baileys Women’s Prize) and Cyrus Mistry (2014 DSC Prize) – to name a recent few.
Queen of Crime and creator of much-loved series Wire in the Blood, Val McDermid will be jetting over from Scotland, while master novelist Amitav Ghosh joins us along with Pulitzer Prize-finalist Deborah Baker (they’ll also lead an exclusive post-Festival Komodo Islands cruise).
From Indonesia the Festival has invited publishing pioneer Goenawan Mohamad, intellectual Azyumardi Azra, art patron Agung Rai and Festival favourites Debra Yatim, Ahmad Fuadi and Ketut Yuliarsa. ‘Truman Capote with a machete’ Made Wijaya joins the line-up, as does How to act Indonesian YouTube hit sensation Sacha Stevenson, plus many more.
Ardent human rights activists and social commentators are plenty, from one-time UN Representative in Sudan Mukesh Kapila, to frontline journalist Pallavi Aiyar, author of TheWisdom of Whores and Indonesia etc. Elizabeth Pisani, and Polish editor and journalist Adam Michnik. On the environmental front we have Keibo Oiwa, Nadya Hutagalung,Willie Smits and more.
With literary lunches, workshops, in-depth conversations,children’s and youth events, twilight performances, film screenings, poetry slams, cultural masterclasses, art exhibitions, book launches and more, be sure not to miss this world class event set in Bali’s cultural heartland.
Full program HERE.
Purchase your Festival Passes HERE.
Please note: Sir VS Naipaul will unfortunately no longer be joining the 2014 line-up. More information here.
It is with great disappointment that we today announce that Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul will no longer be joining our literary lineup for this year’s Festival. We express our sincere apologies and sadness for the change to the program, which comes as the result of us being unable to accommodate Sir VS Naipaul’s 11th […]
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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival – Southeast Asia’s largest and most exciting literary event – has announced its full program of literary stars in a constellation of unmissable events taking place October 1-5, 2014. With over 150 writers from more than 30 countries it’s truly a celebration of global issues, big ideas, and extraordinary stories. […]