You are on page 1of 76

TABLE OF

CONTENTS
02 Festival Staff
03 Welcome
04 From Our Patrons
05 Festival Friends & Donors
06 Thank You
07 Sponsors

BY DAY
11 Wednesday
12 Thursday
14 Friday
16 Saturday
18 Sunday

FULL PROGRAM
21 Main Program
30 Workshops
34 Special Events
38 Book Launches
42 Performances
44 Children’s Program

WRITERS’ BIOS
47 By Surname

FESTIVAL INFO
71 Venue Map
72 Tickets
75 Notes

FESTIVAL
STAFF
Janet de Neefe
Festival Director & Founder

Sarah Tooth
Festival Co-Director

Roberto Aria Putra
Sponsorship Manager INDONESIAN
CURATORIAL
Nanda Arya Wijaya
General Operations Manager COMMITTEE
Kadek Purnami
Community Development Manager M Aan Mansyur
Wayan Juniartha Cok Sawitri
Indonesian Program Coordinator
Andy Ewing Triyanto Triwikromo
Marketing & Communications

Ni Wayan Widiatmini
Accountant Officer

Pande Parwata
Production Officer FESTIVAL
I.B Putra Wira Adnyana
ADVISORY
Children's Program Coordinator COMMITTEE
Chara Love
Travel & Accommodation Officer
Diana Darling
Gabriel Monson
Volunteer Coordinator
Jamie James

Yoshida Chandra John O'Sullivan
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Miranda Brown
Media Coordinator

Diah Rahmawati Utami
National Media Coordinator

I Wayan Arjana
Office Assistant

Welcome

Welcome to the 2010 Citibank - Ubud Writers & The Festival will enter its seventh year this year
Readers Festival. and I would like to thank everybody - the writers,
the participants, the sponsors, the media, and
The vision of the Festival is to create a world- the local community - for their continuous and
class event that brings the brightest, most generous support.
diverse minds together in Bali. This year that
dream has expanded beyond belief. Without that support it would be impossible to
sustain a literary gathering that has grown from
I want to welcome to the Festival our first a humble beginning into a world-class event. It
naming sponsor, Citibank. The generous support has became a collective endeavor; people from
of Citibank will guarantee significant Festival diverse backgrounds join forces to advance the
growth and we are very proud to be associated cause of literature.
with such a visionary banking corporation.
It is certainly a noble cause, particularly in this
Our program this year is more exciting than ever era when illiteracy breeds ignorance, ignorance
with many new additions. More than 100 writers breeds misunderstanding, misunderstandings
from nearly thirty countries will be appearing breeds conflict, and conflict breeds suffering.
and our theme, Harmony in Diversity, is the key
that unites all these artists. Hopefully, this year’s gathering will strengthen
the common platform and the bond of friendship
I want to add a special thanks to Hivos and between writers and readers from all nations.
the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
and Trade, whose support has allowed us to Finally, I would like to quote a sloka from
create fresh, diverse initiatives this year. Many Bhagavad Gita to remind us all of our noble duty
thanks as well to our loyal and new sponsors in this world : “ He who does not, in this world,
whose contribution is much-needed and greatly help to turn the wheel thus set in motion, is evil
appreciated.. in his nature, sensual in his delight, and he,
O’Partha (Arjuna), lives in vain.”
I look forward to seeing you at Indonesia’s
premier literary event and hope you enjoy our 7th
event. I know I will!

Janet de Neefe Drs. Ketut Suardana M.Phil
Festival Director and Founder Chairman
Mudra Swari Saraswati Foundation

Welcome 03

Kombinasi passion of our Founder and Director Janet de Neefe kegiatan yang ke tujuh dengan tema yang dipilih pours into the Festival. Angka tujuh adalah angka yang sincere – thank you. From Dari Our Pembina Patrons Kami It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this the Om Swastyastu 7th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival with more than Salam Budaya 120 writers in attendance and nearly 2000 registered Atas Asung Kertha Nugraha Ida Sang Hyang Widi attendees. to those who are attending the Festival. small beginning seven years ago to what it is now pengarang. dalam proses gathered around her. seperti tujuh keturunan. semoga sukses dan acara di tahun ini memberikan inspirasi. We have done this as a gesture of our appreciation to our main sponsor Citibank who Writers & Readers Festival merupakan kegiatan yang have this year so generously supported our activi. saling memahami perbedaan. bahwa tujuh dengan tema continues to guide the direction ably supported by Bhineka Tunggal Ika adalah saat untuk kita menya- the amazing team of dedicated workers that she has dari bahwa kebhinekaan adalah kodrat. Sapta Rsi/tujuh pen- continue. To Citibank and all our other sponsors a most yang ketujuh kalinya. Needless to say our existence mempunyai makna yang tersendiri. S. Saya menyampaikan ucapan selamat kepada seluruh panitia penyelenggara acara Writers & Readers Festival 2010. penulis. Hopefully your support will always yang artinya tujuh lapisan bumi. pengertian serta the host for this event. keberadaan kita diatas bumi ini. Readers Festival. yang hasilnya akan attending this Festival give you our sincere thanks. Santi. – one of the major literary events of the world. sering angka tujuh dipakai Another reason we exist and grow is because of the batas akhirnya. Again my thanks. karena be with as and to all you other attendees thank you setiap kegiatan telah memberikan hasil yang mak- for your interest and great support. Santi Om Warwick Purser Tjokorda Raka Kerthyasa. This dalam mengikuti acara Ubud Writers & Readers year we are delighted to add Citibank as a prefix Festival tahun 2010 dengan tema BHINNEKA to our name to become Citibank – Ubud Writers & TUNGGAL IKA. Semua itu akan bisa dibaca disosialisasikan melalui hasil sastra dan kesusas- Last but by no means least I must express my thanks traan dari karya – karya para seniman sastra.sos. Sapta Aksara/tujuh lapisan langit. kutukan atau restu. kan. Janet with great dedication bukanlah suatu kebetulan. Tuhan Yang Maha Esa. To Janet and this team all of us akan menerima Takdirnya. To the writ- ers some of whom have traveled great distances to Marilah kita dukung kegiatan yang mulia ini. melaksana- four days will be fulfilling and you will leave under. mengusahakan serta mengangkat filosofi lokal standing much more about what is happening in sebagai tema yang bisa membuka wawasan. Patron Pembina Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 04 From our Patrons . 2010 ini adalah kegiatan ties. “Sapta Petala”. terselenggara setiap tahun. Om Santi. Janet de Neefe you must be feeling very Wasa. pikiran. We hope the next simal dalam bidang memprogramkan. pembaca karya seni sastra. today’s world of literature and in particular about Bali persahabatan dan pemahaman. semangat yang tak pernah luntur.Msi. deta pelakasana upacara. saya menyampaikan proud to witness the growth of the Festival from its ucapan SELAMAT DATANG kepada seluruh peserta. depends on you. ditentukan oleh nasib.

Robina Cosser Donors Karim Raslan Dedi Panigoro Festival Friends Vernon Bruce Annemari Williams Peter Hardam Jocelyn Lowen Susan Colless Danny Irawan Yatim Lillian Rosengarten Diana Sedgwick Rosemary Basile King Jeffrey Loewenstein Toni Hoekstra Anne Marshal Violet Lowenstein Margaret Kelly Elayn Gemmell Thea Mendelson Ross Dudgeon Rhino Setyanto David Lowe Carolina Moneteiro Linda Beuzeville Liz Packer Linda Beuzeville Micky Irawan Susan Coleman Donna Obeid John Armstrong Antonio Strano Patricia Gerahty Dewa Amor Poerwito Wendy McAra Christine Eyres Ingrid Charlton-Briggs Cathy Smith Marie Clare Kelsall Sue Winski Tish Oldham Sue Winski Mary Adam Jenni Devereaux Mary Adam Denise Soutar Ellen R Tunggono Elizabeth Parker Peter Hardam Leigh Vaughan Denise Soutar E RE ING IER M TP N GH PE NI O Festival Friends & Donors 05 .

Anggil Lily Wardoyo Universitas Udayana Faquhar Stirling Teater Satu Lampung Rucina Ballinger All Pecalang Ubud Sally Lattin Kapolsek Ubud Tamarra Kaida Kapolres Gianyar Jan Merrills Kapoltabes Denpasar Liv Gussing Kapolda Bali Sarita Newsom Mabes POLRI Kamau Abayomi SMP Negeri 1 Ubud water&stone staff A special thanks to the Ubud community. 06 Thank You . Thank You Diana Greentree I Made Kalimusada Jill Eddington Julie Clark I Nyoman Budiarsana Kris Saknussemm Pak Rabin Ida Bagus Gunawan Marysia Juszczakiewicz Pande Wayan Sutedja Neka Kadek Rudi “Engineering” Eric Forbes John DeNeefe Pak Suda Mark Rubbo Elizabeth Henzell Pak Balon Tom Hunter Stephen Atkinson Pak I Gede Budana Sharon Bakar Lucy Djuhari Pak Umbara Omar Musa Geoffrey Williams Pak Wayan Arnaya Antony Loewenstein Gabrielle Tooth I Wayan Suteja Jeni Caffin Ric Shreves Pak Kenyot Chris Hanley Nalisa Sitabut Pak John Michael Freundt Chris Gentry Sobat Muda Deepika Shetty Karim Raslan Yayasan Anak Tangguh Degung Santikarma Bill and Elaine Farmer Komunitas Paragraf Sharon Bakar Lex Bartlem Jayapatra Pam Allen Sanchi Davis Gusde and Indus staff Toni Pollard Irfan Ahmed STIBA Saraswati Denpasar Joyce Oei John McGlynn Institut Hindu Dharma Britta Decker Jay Thorpe Universitas Pendidikan Fiona Morrison Lance Collins Ganesha Singaraja Dr Sarah Giles Kerry Pendergrast Seven Sisters Book Club Natalin Sirait Renee Thorpe Senat Mahasiswa Fakultas Sastra Atmi. Panji. Erlin. We couldn't do it without you. and to all our volunteers.

Sponsors Festival Naming Rights Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor Bronze Sponsor Sponsors 07 .

Patron of the Arts Community Sponsor Media Partner 08 Sponsors .

Media Sponsor Diamond Accommodation Pearl Accommodation Sponsors 09 .

Festival Friends 10 Sponsors .

17:00 | Nomad Bali Early Days: Widow Sacrifice.on | Second Honeymoon Agnihorta: Pray for the Universe 22:00 until late | Casa Luna Festival Club Wednesday.16:30 | Jeff Loewenstein Blogging for Beginners 14:00 .12:30 | Anne-Ruth Wertheim Writing the Personal 9:30 . Music and Stories on the Traditional Culture of Savu 19:00 .12:00 | Pondok Pekak Learn to Write a Fairy Tale 10:00 . Selena Hanet-Hutchins Go on. 6 Oct 11 . Slavery and Opium 17:00 . 6 October Main Program Special Events Book Launches Free Event Workshop Performance Children’s Program Morning 9:30 .16:00 | Pondok Pekak Storytelling .21:00 | Pura Dalem Ubud Tribute to Gus Dur 20:00 .bilingual 16:00 .12:30 | Shelley Kenigsberg. Wed.19:30 | Threads of Life Gallery Dance. Show Us Your Lines 9:30 .16:30 | John McGlynn.on | Wantilan Ubud Heal the Masses Afternoon 13:30 .13:00 | Undiksha Singaraja Fringe Event: Dissecting the Book 11:00 . Hendarto Setiadi Translation Masterclass 10:00 .19:00 | Ubud Palace [Festival Friends Only] Gala Opening Evening 18:30 . Sofia Mansoor.20:30 | Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Conference of the Birds by theatre fireFLY 19:30 .

7 October Main Program Special Events Workshop Performance 8 15 30 45 9 15 30 45 10 15 30 45 11 15 30 45 12 15 30 45 Festival Sitor Gov Made Rabih Neka Art Museum Opening Situmorang Mangku Pastika Alameddine Consuming Indus Kaleidoscopes of Love A Wide Brown Land Words The Hidden Noor Huda Citibank Lounge Voices of War On Race Ismail Anhera Bali Wood Casa Luna Casa Luna Market Tour & Cooking Class John Hardy Estate Long Table Lunch Pondok Pekak Keeping a Diary with Arif Rizki STIBA Denpasar Fringe Event: Beyond Love Workshop Apples Are Not Oranges: The Fine Art of Reviewing Workshop Travel Writing Workshop Notes 12 Thursday. Thur. 7 Oct .

Thur. 7 Oct 13 . 7 October Book Launches Free Event Children’s Program 13 15 30 45 14 15 30 45 15 15 30 45 16 15 30 45 17 15 30 45 Evening Events Writing the Reproduction Rights and Marketing Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Digital Future Books in the Digital Era Frank Afternoon William Dalrymple Australian Poets Moorhouse Delights 18:00 .20:30 Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Conference of the Birds by theatre fireFLY 19:30 – 21:30 Wantilan Dalem Puri hip hop IS harmony in diversity 21:00 – 23:00 Casa Luna Don’t Blame it on the Moonlight 23:00 until late Casa Luna Festival Club Thursday. Music and Stories on Savu’s Traditions of Lontar Palm Sugar Harvesting Travel Writing How to Start a Reading Group 18:30 – 20:00 Citibank Lounge Film Screening: Exploring Indonesia 19:00 – 22:00 Bebek Bengil Meet the Bookers 19:00 .19:00 Alternative My Favourite The Power of The Insomniac Three Monkeys Histories Book the Short Chronicle of Book Launch : the Sea Fire Diary A Cup of Java 18:00 – 19:00 Bar Luna Love Bites Long Table Lunch 18:30 – 19:30 Threads of Life Gallery Dance.

8 Oct . Love and Life: Writing Fiction for Young Adults Workshop Short & Sweet: How to Write a 10 Minute Play Workshop Notes 14 Friday. 8 October Main Program Special Events Workshop Performance 8 15 30 45 9 15 30 45 10 15 30 45 11 15 30 45 12 15 30 45 Meanjin presents: Etgar Neka Art Museum Writers Speaking Out Ma Jian The State of the Union Keret Rhyming with Indus Dewi Lestari Villians & Violations Nam Le the Real Travelling Citibank Lounge Russian Poets Southeast Asia Musing on Muses Casa Luna Jalan-Jalan with the Poets Honeymoon Friends Morning Tea IHDN Denpasar Fringe Event: Buddhism and Hinduism Indus Language of Offerings Maya Ubud Literary Lunch Mozaic Red Lantern Cooking Class Story Telling session with Pondok Pekak Irene Ritchie – bilingual Royal Pita Maha Book Discussion Tropical Bale Universitas Udayana Fringe Event: Distant Horizons Workshop Sex. Drugs. Fri.

20:30 Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Conference of the Birds by theatre fireFLY 19:30 – 21:30 The Pond water&stone presents THE SLAM 22:00 until late Casa Luna Festival Club Friday. 8 Oct 15 .19:30 SMP N1 Ubud Playreading Short & Sweet: How to Write a 10 Minute Play 18:30 – 20:30 Make it Small and Make it Matter Amandari Cocktails: Kate Adie and Jennifer Byrne 19:00 .19:00 Filipino Journeys Through Harmony in A Chorus of Words Poets Morocco Diversity and Tongues Bar Luna Love Bites False Prophet 18:00 . Fri. 8 October Book Launches Free Event Children’s Program 13 15 30 45 14 15 30 45 15 15 30 45 16 15 30 45 17 15 30 45 Evening Writing Home Events Louis de Other People’s and Away Bernières Lives Sutardji Afternoon True Stories Calzoum Bachri Delights 18:00 .20:00 Citibank Lounge Red Lantern Cooking Class Film Screening Short Story Writing with Kurnia Effendi 18:30 .20:00 Lotus Stage Modern Indonesia Melodic Words Series 18:30 .19:00 Anhera Book Launch: India Dark Literary Lunch: Dangerous Men 18:30 .

Hariyanto Three Monkeys Book Club Breakfast Rainha Uma Ubud Boki Raja Workshop From Reading to Writing: How a Writers’ Group Can Help Workshop Your Successful Non-Fiction Book Workshop Notes 16 Saturday. 9 October Main Program Special Events Workshop Performance 8 15 30 45 9 15 30 45 10 15 30 45 11 15 30 45 12 15 30 45 The Best of the Art and Neka Art Museum Indonesian Poets Walkleys Anne Enright Censorship Christos Bali: Is Sex Indus Tsiolkas Life Sentences Past and Present Dead? When You’re a Transgressive Citibank Lounge Stranger Fictions Travelling Shorts Beyond the Allila Ubud Red Lantern Ary’s Warung Campuhan College Balinale Film Festival: Creative Writing Danes Art Denpasar Nirvana Studio Batik Workshop Pondok Pekak Writing Poetry Workshop with W. 9 Oct . Sat.

19:30 SMP N1 Ubud Your Successful Non-Fiction Book Playreading Control I_Shift: How to Inject More Imagination into Your Writing 18:30 . 8 Oct 17 .20:00 Citibank Lounge Film Screening 19:00 .20.20:30 Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Conference of the Birds by theatre fireFLY 19:30 .30 Amandari Tolstoy’s Wife by Jennifer Claire 19:30 – 21:30 Café Havana Telex From Cuba 19:30 – 22:30 Jalan Gautama Street Party 22:00 until late Casa Luna Festival Club Friday.19:00 Southeast Asian NCCA Presents: Timor L’Este in Writing Today Violently Religious Filipino Playwrights Words Mozaic Musing on Martinis Literary Lunch: Beyond the Red Lantern Memories of the Sacred 18:00 . 9 October Book Launches Free Event Children’s Program 13 15 30 45 14 15 30 45 15 15 30 45 16 15 30 45 17 15 30 45 Evening Events Truth in Fiction: Ma Thida The World is a Book… The Art of the Novel Harmony in Words: But I Still Like to Afternoon Kate Adie Global Poets Read in Bed Delights 17:30 .19:00 Balinale Film Festival: Creative Writing Bar Luna Love Bites Fringe Event: Against the Current 18:00 – 19:00 Tutmak Create a Cartoon Figure with Putu Ebo Book Launch: Nothing to Lose But your Life 18:30 . Sat.

Sun. Write. Love Only Words Will Do Making It Up Apolonio Chua Surreal Citibank Lounge Sounding the Text on Jose Rizal Worlds 3 Monkeys Book Club Breakfast Campuhan College Bali Blogger Community presents Blog Workshop Literary Lunch: Four Season Sayan Louis De Bernières Warwick Ibah Minami Pondok Pekak Unusual and Unlikely Friends. 10 Oct . 10 October Main Program Special Events Workshop Performance 8 15 30 45 9 15 30 45 10 15 30 45 11 15 30 45 12 15 30 45 Richard Witnesses Neka Art Museum Writing for Children The Future of Critism Gombrich of War Picture this: When Journalists Indus Eat. bilingual Tanah Tho Workshop Writing for Children Workshop Creating Real Characters Workshop Notes 18 Sunday.

Sun.19:00 International Readers Joumana Indus Playwrights Forum on Top Haddad Book Launch : Bali with a Twist Bali Blogger Community presents Blog Workshop 18:30 – 19:30 Literary Lunch: Louis De Bernières SMP N1 Ubud Puppet Show: Turtle In Celebration of the Novel and the Trade Winds Inspector Singh Investigates 20:00 – 23:00 Story telling with Ann Bowler. bilingual Antonio Blanco’s Museum Kilat! Closing Night Party Creating Real Characters Reality Literature: Writing and Publishing your Memoir Sunday. 10th October Book Launches Free Event Children’s Program 13 15 30 45 14 15 30 45 15 15 30 45 16 15 30 45 17 15 30 45 Evening Events Thomas When Worlds Collide Tony Maniaty Keneally Sending it Off: Performing Beyond the Nation Ali Eteraz The First Book Love Words 18:00 . 10 Oct 19 .

20 .

They examine broadcaster Jennifer Byrne about his life. Here Anne-Ruth Wertheim has spent her life questioning he talks about identity. who is Janet de Neefe known for his motto ‘to love.12:00 | Indus In Conversation: A Wide Brown Land Governor Made Mangku Pastika From the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Mike Otterman | Antony Loewenstein 10:45 . history and and about Bali’s place in the world today. My Israel delve into this rich source of literary obsession. writing the relationship between memory. Sitor Situmorang 09:45 . 7 October 09:00 | Neka 09:45 . his work. in Lebanon I belong but don’t fit”. geography and Anne-Ruth Wertheim | Dédé Oetomo culture. the creative process and his issues of race. of storytelling that transverses history.11:30 | Neka 11:00 . poet and poetic international prominence for his role as the head memoirist Mark Tredinnick and first time novelist of the investigation team that brought the 2002 Marie Munkara both bring to life the Australian Bali bombers to justice.10:45 | Citibank Lounge Kaleidoscopes of Love The Hidden Voices of War Families are a microcosm of harmony.Main Program Thursday. the literary generation who came and inspirational days that will follow. an extraordinary epic a globalised world. landscape. Rabih Alamaddine | Renee Thorpe Main Program 21 . He speaks to Australian landscape in very different ways.10:45 | Indus 09:45 . They discuss the ongoing human tragedies in the Middle East and beyond. Erasing Iraq: The Human gaze to family relationships read from their works and Costs of Carnage. dispossession and torture. and Antony Loewenstein. and What are the human costs in the global war against discord.12:30 | Neka On Race In Conversation: Rabih Alameddine Born in the Dutch East Indies and interned with Artist and author Rabih once said “in America I fit but her family by the Japanese when she was a child.10:30 | Neka Festival Opening In Conversation: Sitor Situmorang Janet De Neefe opens the program of panel sessions Sitor Situmorang is one of the most important writers and welcomes readers and writers to the four packed of the ‘Angkatan 45’. first rose to homelands of the Northern Territory. don’t belong. to the Bali’s Governor.12:00 | Citibank Lounge 11:45 . Three writers who have turned their unique terror? Mike Otterman. to wander’ discusses his peripatetic life and the work that led him through it. The Hakawati. of age during the Indonesian revolution. Made Mangku Pastika. power and the complexity of identity in most recent work. Governor Made Mangku Pastika | Jennifer Byrne Mark Treddinick | Marie Munkara 11:00 . diversity. Sitor. both work to bring to light the forgotten Jon Bauer | Joan London | Anne Enright stories of occupation. Question.

author’s own journey from radical Islam to religious but a serious food lover lies salivating beneath. 12:00 . through multiple courses of words and stories about gion from terrorism. can we ever hope to recover our food.15:45 | Neka In Conversation: William Dalrymple Reproduction Rights and Travel writer and historian William Dalrymple talks to Marketing Books in the Digital Era Poonam Sagar and reads from his most recent work.18:00 | Citibank Lounge Bhinneka Tunggal Ika The Insomniac On the origins and contemporary interpretations of the Join Madhav Mathur. What does this to the accepted grandeur of the Majapahit empire mean for creative processes? What will the explosion while Iwan Darmawan’s Ayu Manda explores an of the next wave of social media technologies bring? apolitical dancer destroyed by the brutal political Our band of media experimenters.17:00 | Neka 16:45 .14:00 | Citibank Lounge Writing the Digital Future Alternative Histories Writers can communicate with their readers in ways Hermawan Aksan’s Madakaripura offers an alternative never dreamt of even 20 years ago. film- concept of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. and delinking reli. novelist.15:15 | Citibank Lounge 14:45 . The Insomniac. screenplays and more than 12 books of fiction shaped and continue to inspire them. Both present history seen through the bloggers discuss the future of writing with Kris eyes of the defeated who refused to be silenced. twitterers and turmoil of 1965. and non-fiction. screenwriter.16:45 | Indus The Power of the Short Harmony in Words: Australian Poets Enter the rich and remarkable world of Indonesian Three of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary short fiction. and the riveting ‘Martini: a memoir’.13:15 | Indus In Conversation: Noor Huda Ismail Consuming Words Temanku Teroris [My Friend the Terrorist] tells of the Shane Maloney is best known for his crime fiction. the panel will discuss the concept of copyright and the role of collective man- agement in the field of reprogaphy. Join him as he talks about the literary life. is universal in its sentiment: unity in diversity. when the digital world plays an ever-increasing role William Dalrymple | Poonam Sagar in the dissemination of information. Frank Moorhouse | Stephen McCarty 15:30 . Kurnia Effendi | Zelfeni Wimra | Hari B Kori’un Robert Adamson | Lionel Fogarty | Ali Cobby Eckermann 16:00 . Hermawan Aksan | Iwan Darmawan Dewi Lestari | Sophie Cunningham | Yudhi Heriwibowo Kris Saknussemm 13:30 . Noor argues that only through open and famed food writer Sarah Murray gorge their way dialogue with religious extremists. He tolerance.13:45 | Neka 13:00 . Saknussemm.15:30 | Indus My Favourite Book In Conversation: Frank Moorhouse Join a selection of our writers as they take you Frank Moorhouse is the award winning author of between the covers of some of the books that have essays. including the first two volumes of his magnum opus ‘The Palace of Nations’.14:30 | Indus 14:00 . What does the concept mean paths in a rapidly changing nation. but one that his indie film noir flick. The International Publishing Forum presents a Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India. discussion on the challenges of ‘copyright’ and the a remarkable exploration of nine different spiritual publishing industry. Madhav Mathur Richard Gombrich | Cok Sawitri | Ina Wahid Wayan Juniartha 22 Main Program . for a discussion and screening of the ancient Javanese text the Sutasoma.16:30 | Citibank Lounge 15:45 . fiction and all points in between. Three writers reveal the secrets to poets Robert Adamson. today. Ali Cobby Eckermann and condensing life’s trials and tribulations into stories Lionel Fogarty read from their works and discuss the that can take just moments to read but a lifetime to role of poetry and poetic perspectives in Australia forget. common humanity. Aimed at authors. Shane Maloney| Sarah Murray Noor Huda Ismail | Michael Vatikiotis 12:45 . In it. translators and publishers.12:45 | Citibank Lounge 12:15 . fact. Indonesian Publishing Forum 14:15 . a phrase taken from maker and painter.

is voice in International literature. perhaps centuries. Thomas Keneally | Patrick Allington | Tash Aw Main Program 23 . writers from the region are adding their banned in his homeland. alias Dee. travel writing about the UK since 1999. Three adventurers from interpreter. own perspective to the mix. Dee talks court controversial issues in their works? Where does to Pam Allen about her rise to literary success. and poetry project of 11 short stories and 11 songs. Ma Jian | Rosemary Sayer Su Li Zhang | Yudhi Herwibowo | Mohd Jayzuan | Janet Steele 11:15 .12:30 | Citibank Lounge 12:15 .10:00 | Citibank Lounge 10:00 . writing and exile. astonishing in hope fading or has it only just begun? emotional intensity and geographical sweep. They talk bad guys and why they Oleg Borushko | Galina Laraveza | Fahdli Zon love to write them with Jeni Caffin. and master of the short story with a twist Etgar Keret. talks to Rosemary Malaysia and Indonesia empty their backpacks with Sayer about China. of faithfully. passion for villains.17:30 | Indus Afternoon Delights End your day with renaissance man Tabish Khair. published the first What happens when writers broach subjects that part of her sci-fi romance Supernova in 2001.11:00 | Indus Harmony in Words: Russian Poets Villians and Violations A rare opportunity to meet two Russian poets.11:15 | Citibank Lounge In Conversation: Ma Jian Travelling Southeast Asia Ma Jian fled China in 1986 has been living in exile in For decades. with Sophie Cunningham.17:00 . Shane Maloney | Shamini Flint | Brian Gomez | Jeni Caffin 10:15 . Shamini Flint and Russian and in translation. Panellists discuss the challenges deep and expose their inspirations. can change the world. a cross-platform writers discuss whether fiction.13:15 | Indus Musing on Muses Rhyming with the Real It’s the question readers love & writers dread: “where The dark days of history often provide rich sources of do you get your ideas?” Three writers bravely delve literary inspiration. Janet Steele. Today. Rectoverso. censorship. and wife. and from Australia to New Ioannis Gatsiounis | Robin Hemley York and beyond. Flora Drew. Ma Jian. He is widely hailed as the greatest Southeast Asia has been dominated by European Chinese writer of recent times although his books are voices. or otherwise. as they read in crime writers than Shane Maloney. society and stories The Boat launched him as a distinctive new politics in Obama’s America. to break taboos or upset cultural norms? When they runaway critical and commercial success.12:00 | Indus The State of the Union In Conversation: Nam Le Our diverse line up of US-based writers talk about Nam Le’s award-winning first collection of short the shifting preoccupations of literature. and the storyteller stop and the advocate begin? Four her most recent project. Oleg You probably couldn’t find a more diverse bunch of Borushko and Galina Laraveza. from Rabih Alameddine | Lisa Teasley | Mike Otterman Vietnam. Almost two years on. 8 October 09:00 . Nam Le 11:30 . to Columbia. with his translator.12:15 | Neka 11:15 . but they have one thing in common – a poetry in Russian history and contemporary culture. Tabish Khair | Etgar Keret Friday. representing the lives of Kurnia Effendy | W Hariyanto | Shehani Gomes people caught up in those times.11:00 | Neka 10:15 . non-fiction.09:45 | Indus Meanjin Presents In Conversation: Dewi Lestari Writers Speaking Out Pop star Dewi Lestari. Dewi Lestari | Pam Allen Christos Tsiolkas | Sian Prior | Omar Musa Antony Loewenstein | Sophie Cunningham 09:00 .10:00 | Neka 09:00 . and discuss the role of Brian Gomez.

unwritten relationship between biographers and their as they read to Jeni Caffin. Ma Jian | Adrian Grima | Hande Altayli | Najat El Hachmi Galina Laraveza 24 Main Program . Paul Ham | Tony Maniaty | Robin Hemley | Gerald Ryle Najat El Hachmi | Jon Bauer 14:45 . as they read imagined possible. events inspiration. Discuss. Sara Niner | Toenggoel Siagian | Greg Barton 16:30 . films and village life with features the words of 15 Indonesian writers in English Stephen McCarty. Join three biographers as they discuss Cate Kennedy | Marie Munkara | Jeni Caffin writing the lives of three giants of the region: Xanana Gusmao. and hear bilingual Louis de Bernières | Stephen McCarty readings of their stories and poems. figure in the country’s literary realm. a child. subjects. Together they discuss what was. and ideas that are no less literary and every bit as and what will become of this country that has long compelling as their fictional counterparts. graphic novels Meet Ricardo de Ungria and Marjorie Evasco. but to a diversity of Once declared as the president of Indonesian poets. places. what is. editor of the Asia Literary Review. a controversial ars poetica that influenced generations Andrew Lam | Anna Moi | Nguyen Qui Duc of Indonesian bards. Sutardji Calzoum Bachri 14:00 . He appears in conversation with from their works and introduce you to the rich and Chris Hanley. He panelists as they discuss identity. De Bernières talks music. Meet the writers.15:30 | Indus Journeys Through Morocco True Stories Najat El Hachmi left her Moroccan homeland as The best non-fiction tells stories in a different key. translation. Australian Jon Bauer went there to seek narrating journeys through times. accompanied by simultaneous projections of translations.14:15 | Indus Writing Home and Away In Conversation : The Vietnamese diaspora has not only led to vibrant Sutardji Calzoum Bachri communities around the world. Join our mythical.16:15 | Citibank Lounge Asia Literary Review presents Hivos presents In Conversation: Louis de Bernières Harmony in Diversity Anthology Award-winning novelist and sometime musician Louis The 2010 Festival anthology.16:45 | Neka 15:45 .16:15 | Indus Other People’s Lives Afternoon Delights An intruiging sub-plot for readers of biography is the End your day with Cate Kennedy and Marie Munkara. 12:30 .17:30 | Citibank Lounge A Chorus of Words and Tongues Come celebrate the diversity of languages. diverse poetic life in their country.15:00 | Citibank Lounge 14:30 . Etgar Keret | Chris Hanley Ricardo de Ungria | Marjorie Evasco 13:30 am . Triyanto Triwikromo | Hermawan Aksan | Benny Arnas 15:45 . Harmony in Diversity. Etgar Keret’s short stories. almost cultural adaptation and the burden of history.13:15 | Neka 12:45 . Abdourahman Wahid and Soedarpo Sastro- satomo. two of and films take the reader to places they never the Phillipine’s most important poets. literary voices sometimes grappling with issues of Sutardji Calzoum Bachri is a towering.15:30 | Neka 15:15 . with writers reading from their works in the original languages. belonging and their liberated words from their meanings and gave birth to sense of home. captured the world’s imagination.13:45 | Citibank Lounge In Conversation : Etgar Keret NCCA Presents One of the most exciting and original contemporary Harmony in Words: Filipino Poets writers.14:30 | Neka 13:30 .

Main Program 25 .

10:00 | Citibank Lounge 10:00 . Join our the stranger experience. short story writer. own award-winning works.12:15 | Indus 11:30 . Daniel Ducrou | Lisa Teasley | Wa Ode Wulan Ratna Medy Loekito } Shamini Flint | Zhang Su Li Iwan Darmawan 26 Main Program .09:45 | Indus Harmony in Words: Indonesian Poets In Conversation: Christos Tsiolkas Two living legends and two talented poets of the new Award winning and outspoken novelist and playwright generation sit together and ponder the meaning of Christos Tsiolkas has never shied away from provocative being a poet and the meaning of poetry to the vast subject matter. and his latest novel.13:30 | Indus 12:45 . Ali Eteraz | Suad Amiry | Frank Moorhouse 10:15 . poetry to prose. or creating characters who have been Affairs on trade present two of Australia’s most pushed too far. and everything writers beg to differ. some darker than the others. and tautly structured ‘The Slap’. Sunaryono Basuki KS | Anak Agung Gde Putra Agung Ni Made Purnamasari 11:30 .12:30 | Citibank Lounge 12:30 .11:00 | Indus When You’re A Stranger Life Sentences When expatriate writers turn their gaze to their new From the moving to the mundane. longlisted for this Sitor Situmorang | Sutardji Calzoum Bachri | Wendoko year’s Man-Booker Prize.11:15 | Citibank Lounge The Best of the Walkleys Transgressive Fictions Walkley Foundation supported by the Australia Whether crossing genres. Paul Ham and Gerard Ryle. hope from different generations and social backgrounds and the mysteries of writing. memoirs carry readers along in an based expat writers as they take you on a ride through emotional journey quite unlike that of fiction. from the sacred world. in between. overstepping the limits of Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign good taste. Saturday. Three of our Can art go too far? What role the state? Maurice seasoned travel writers share their secrets on the art O’Riordian. expose these hidden layers and speak about the island Anne Enright | Caroline Baum in ways that only insiders can.13:30 | Neka Travelling Shorts Valentine Willie Fine Art presents Literary postcards reveal as much of the author and Art and Censorship their obsessions as they do of the place. Our panel of fiction to non-fiction.10:00 | Neka 09:00 am . Yason Banal. is no exception. Christos Tsiolkas 09:00 . Maurice O’ Riordan | Yason Banal | Erin Supriyanto Nyoman Nuartha 12:30 . layered of the Man Booker Prize for The Gathering. transgressive fictions aim at the prominent journalists. novelist and winner and tourism marketing conceals complex. talks to realities. panel of diverse memoirists as they take you around Made Wijaya | Berislav Loncarevic | Renee Thorpe the world on a tour of their lives. Join our celebrity Bali. 9 October 09:00 . from noone is writing about sex anymore’. to the profane.11:15 | Neka 10:15 . anything can happen. Three writers Caroline Baum of desire. Nuartha examine what happens when cultural Sophie Cunnigham | Berislav Loncarevic | Sarah Murray expression and artist freedoms clash with cultural Jamie James taboos. Erin Supriyanto and Nyoman of the travel piece with Jamie James. death. One of Medy Loekito | Debra Yatim Australia’s most dynamic writers as he talks about his work and its impact. the vividly realised archipelagic nation of Indonesia. to underbelly. Kris Saknussemm | Madhav Mathur | Brian Gomez Gerald Ryle | Paul Ham 11:15 .13:45 | Citibank Lounge Is Sex Dead? Southeast Asian Writing Today When the 2010 Man Booker Prize longlist was Writers from around the region give readers a snap- announced. motherhood. Three proponents of the unhinged and discuss the role of contemporary journalism and their over-the-top talk about what drives them. judge Andrew Motion concluded that shot of contemporary writing in Southeast Asia.12:15 | Neka Bali: Past and Present In Conversation: Anne Enright The picture-perfect image of Bali in travel brochures Anne Enright.

Chris Hanley delves into the the world.14:45 | Neka 13:45 . Much is said about changing reading habits. host of Australia’s best loved imminent death of the book.10:30 | Indus Writing for Children Eat. Louise De Bernieres | Joan London | Tash Aw | Chris Hanley Kate Adie | Rosemary Sayer 14:00 .10:00 | Neka 09:30 .13:45 .17:30 | Citibank Lounge 17:15 . Irene Ritchie and A bit slow on Sunday morning? Enjoy a famous Indus Ann Martin Bowler share their stories of working with brunch while a bunch of our favourite food writers and writing for children with Clara Ng. read only a page. Hermawan Aksan. Our young writers ask: at what point does read and reflect on their own poetic lives.14:30 | Indus Truth in Fiction: The Art of the Novel In Conversation: Kate Adie Managing the tension between truth and fiction is key Kate Adie.17:00 | Indus The World is a Book. devices. with Janet Steele. India. philosophical compassion give way to the darker Adrian Grima | Tabish Khair | Senadin Musabegovic temptations of brutality? John O’Sullivan Zelfeny Wimra | Arif Rizki | Benny Arnas | Noor Huda Ismail Michael Vatikiotis 15:00 . In addition Filipino Playwrights to working at a non-profit clinic. Teodozio Ximenes | Sara Niner | Chris Parkinson Tony Maniaty | Janet Steele Sunday. she is the editor and Meet celebrated playwrights Paul Dumol and Antonio publisher of a youth magazine in Yangon and writes Perez.15:45 | Neka 15:15 . journalist and BBC foreign correspondent. Australia and Ireland. Love Shamini Flint. Write. But I Still Like to Read in Bed … and those who do not travel. authors celebrate East Timor through words. books that have sprung from her dangerous life.16:15 | Citibank Lounge In Conversation: Ma Thida NCCA Presents Ma Thida is a Burmese surgeon and writer. the Join Jennifer Byrne.17:00 | Neka 16:00 . to the author’s craft. allowing even wholly imaginary spent many years reporting from war zones around worlds to ring true.15:45 | Indus Violently Religious Harmony in Words: Global Poets Religious fundamentalism is on the rise and violence From Malta. be an increasingly common method of enforcing religious swept away by this unique opportunity to hear poets values.. 16:30 .17:45 | Indus Timor L’Este in Words Afternoon Delights An exciting group of international and Timorese End your day with readings by our Festival guests. She talks to Rosemary Sayer about the creation of believablility and empathy in the novel. cook up a feast of words.. language and commentary on short stories of new writers for a performance in the Philippines. Shamini Flint | Hermawan Aksan | Irene Ritchie Sarah Murray | Pauline Nguyen | Petty Elliot | Janet De Neefe Ann Martin Bowler | Clara Ng Main Program 27 . and the rise of electronic reading those writers who put the world in a book. as they introduce you to writing. Burmese literary magazine. Paul Dumol | Tony Perez Ma Thida | Ruby Murray 16:00 . the destruction of the television book show. 10 October 09:00 . as she unlocks the secrets of publishing industry. Bosia.15:00 | Citibank Lounge 14:45 . pictures and music. But what is really happening between Willam Dalrymple | Tabish Khair | Cate Kennedy readers and their texts? Join our panel of Festival Jennifer Byrne writers to find out how they like to read.

potential that performance holds for connecting us Daniel Ducrou | Shehani Gomes | Jeni Caffin across cultural borders. non-fiction. processes and the rich world. we ask our panel: is the art itself Tom Hunter in retreat? Rachel Kushner | Triyanto Triwikromo | M Aan Mansyur Sian Prior | Maurice O’Riordan 10:45 . actor and champion of thing quite different. many are predicting recited. long a mainstay of Indonesian literature. And these days. and deep in in this rare opportunity to hear ancient Kawi texts conversation with each other. Thomas Keneally | Chris Hanley 28 Main Program . national identity in their writings. Australia: Stephen Carleton | Julie Janson Philippines: Tony Perez | Paul Dumol Indonesia: W Heriyanto | Wa Ode Wulan Ratna | Cok Sawitri 13:45 . Richard Gombrich | Rio Helmi Ioannis Gatiounnis | Andrew Lam | Hary B Kori’un Nusya Kuswatin 12:15 .11:45 | Indus 11:15 . presents an homage to Jose Rizal.13:15 | Citibank Lounge 12:30 . passionate and best-loved Australian writers. including the Man Booker Prize winning Najat El Hachmi.15:30 | Indus In Conversation: Thomas Keneally Beyond the Nation Author of more than 50 published works of fiction and Is there such a place? Ruby Murray talks to Ma Jian. successfully made the transition to fiction. to musical accompaniment.12:15 | Neka 12:00 . Meet three great exponents of people’s theatre. talks to Rio Helmi about his life’s three escapees from the fourth estate who have work and global Buddhism. As reviews disappear from English. former Moving from reportage to fiction and back again is not Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University and current uncommon. this art. academic and musician Tom Hunter is Everyone’s a critic.14:30 | Citibank Lounge Sending it off: The First Book Love International Playwrights Forum First time novelists share with Jeni Caffin the joys and Playwrights from Indonesia. can be. 09:30 .11:00 | Neka Sounding the Text The Future of Criticism Translator.14:15 | Indus 13:30 . as they talk about creative writing and other national hero of the Philippines whose novel Noli Me art forms that inform their practices. but people’s minds and hearts to the scale of human also allows culturally and politically sensitive subject tragedy. Apolonia Chua. a poet and a memoirist who matter to be approached obliquely. they say. strange new worlds and meet writers who have found Ma Thida | Kate Adie | Senadin Musabegovic fulfilment in them.13:00 | Indus In Conversation: Richard Gombrich Journalists Making it Up The world’s pre-eminent Buddhist scholar. With readers now talking back. director. He talks with Chris Hanley about his illustrious career Ma Jian | Najat El Hachmi | Adrian Grima | Ruby Murray spanning four and a half decades. the Philippines and anxieties of seeing their first manuscripts off into the Australia discuss their craft.11:00 | Citibank Lounge 10:15 . Meet a journalist. Keneally remains one the hardest about nations small and large.14:30 | Neka 14:30 . Tangere has shaped Filipino politics and culture for Rachel Kushner | Nam Le | Rabih Alameddine over 100 years. Imam Muhtarom | Maghriza Notiva Syahti 13:15 . Adrian Grima and Teodozio Ximenes Schindler’s Ark. decide to dwell more fully in the imagination? Join Richard Gombrich. but what really happens when journalists President of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. mainstream media. and the figuring of working. Apolonia Chua | Stephen McCarty 11:30 .13:30 | Neka Surreal Worlds The Witnesses of War Surrealism. but the art of evoking Apolonio Chua on Jose Rizal worlds and complex people to inhabit them is some. The world relies on the witnesses of war to open to not only opens up weath of creative possibilities.12:00 | Citibank Lounge Picture This: When Only Words Will Do NCCA presents Writing stories is one thing. Journeys into have turned their experiences into words. everyone joined by students from Bali’s Udayana University. with parallel translation into Balinese and the death of the reviewer.

twitter. or just get up and grab the find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict they mike. ask writer and architect Suad Amiry. novelist and journalist. born in Pakistan but raised abroad.16:45 | Neka In Conversation: Ali Eteraz Tony Maniaty Ali Eteraz. returned to his homeland to search for a wife and re. the absurd. Sarah Taylor | Emilie Zoey Baker | Omar Musa Kamau Abayomi | Ezra Bix | Ni Made Purnamasari Maghriza Novita Syahti Main Program 29 . What unites both writers more forci. text. They talk with Anthony Loewenstein.15:45 | Neka 14:45 .14:45 . questions. and probably bly are their intelligence. discuss the role of performance and slam poetry. as writers gather to answer everything you’ve want no part of.15:45 | Citibank Lounge When Worlds Collide Readers on Top Writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret. Etgar Keret | Suad Amiry | Antony Loewenstein 15:45 . Shooting Balibo.16:30 | Indus 16:00 . and his latest book. Ali Eteraz 16:45 . and bring down the house with their words. connect with Islam. humour and keen sense of much more. found Tony Maniaty. He Prior about his life and work. talks to Sian himself as a young man in a post-911 America. Children of Dust is the remarkable Tony Maniaty | Sian Prior story of this homecoming.17:30 | Indus Performing Words The world’s best performance poets share the secrets to their art. and It’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. ever wanted to know about writing. Turn up. from the West Bank. from Israel.

and how to apply it to your first blog. avoid clichés and make your story the trap of comparing apples with oranges? In this come alive. 6 October 09:30 – 16:30 09:30 – 12:30 International Publishing Forum Writing the Personal Presents Translation Masterclass Many memoirs focus around a single emotional experience. An interactive session with lots of opportunity for questions. take you through how to turn those seminal moments The morning session will be devoted to issues of into meaningful words. For prices. Venue details will be provided on registration. open dialogue and writing exercises. Anne-Ruth Wertheim John McGlynn | Sofia Mansoor | Hendarto Setiadi 09:30 – 12:30 13:30 – 16:30 Go On. non-fiction. or a reader with a book in there somewhere. Caroline Baum 30 Workshops . see the Ticketing Page. practical three-hour workshop learn how to compress Zhang Su Li facts. The afternoon will be spent in groups focusing on the practice of translation. long pieces. All workshops are held in locations in central Ubud. in a series of This workshop is suitable for both Indonesian to examples. to keeping the content fresh and engaging. The workshop finishes with employment as a translator. of travel writing. avoid arguments and other finer points of book group etiquette. Show Us Your Lines Blogging for Beginners The old adage ‘Show Don’t Tell’ is enough to drive a Ever wanted to blog but don’t know where to start? Go person crazy! This comprehensive workshop will help through a step-by-step process from setting up your you get the gist of what it is. authoritative arts critique? And how do you avoid craft your work. a reader. 7 October 09:30 – 16:30 09:30 – 12:30 Travel Writing Apples Are Not Oranges: Learn to write a travel piece in a day. Shelley Kenigsberg | Selena Hanet-Hutchins Jeff Loewenstein Thursday. will English translators. Participants are then All your questions answered… and more. context and evaluation into pithy and persuasive reviews. This intensive The Fine Art of Reviewing full-day workshop focuses on the storytelling aspect Most culture vultures depend on well-informed critics. with something for everyone whether you’re a writer. short pieces). Sian Prior 13:30 – 16:30 How to Start a Reading Group The founding editor of Good Reading magazine explains how to start and run a reading group – how to choose the books. followed by a short discussion of a Festival writer. work (fiction. and talking to your readers. on how to identify and execute a powerful concept. written. Anne-Ruth Wertheim. Zhang Su Li will offer you guidance So what are the vital ingredients of an engaging. Workshops The Festival offers 15 workshops over 5 days. the impact of new readings by participants of the stories they have technologies. and developments in the industry. welcome join the official Festival blogging team. and English to Indonesian. Wednesday.

the ins and outs of writing good non-fiction. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced practitioners. from personal response? A thorough step-by-step Steve Blake Mettee guide to successful writers groups and the path to collaborative publication. How can writers groups facilitate advice on getting it published from a seasoned pro. Covers how decisions.16:30 09:30 – 12:30 Short & Sweet: Sex. learn For those who are moving from dreaming of writing. Kris Saknussemm Workshops 31 . full-day workshop. How a Writers’ Group Can Help fiction. then ments in young people’s lives: the life changing work with you to harness your creativity. one of Australia’s finest short story writers. people they become. 9 October 09:30 – 16:30 09:30 – 12:30 Your Successful Non-Fiction Book From Reading to Writing: Eighty-five percent of all books published are non. In this interactive. Drugs. Love and Life: How to Write a 10 Minute Play Writing Fiction for Young Adults Short and Sweet is designed to inspire and inform. the four stages of writing a play. Ubud Writers Group 13:30 – 16:30 Control I_Shift: How to Inject More Imagination into Your Writing An intensive workshop in making more interesting machines and monsters that move on the page. Alex Broun Daniel Ducrou 13:30 – 16:30 Make it Small and Make it Matter Join Cate Kennedy. dispose of conventional wisdom and experience practical methods of attacking a story.how to spot a poten- tially great idea. 8 October 09:30 . this move? How do you set rules? What are the You can always write that novel you’ve been planning etiquettes? How does constructive critique differ while collecting royalties for your non-fiction book. Be prepared for fun and hard work. Young adult fiction often focuses upon pivotal mo- Alex Broun will introduce you to the concept. Cate Kennedy Saturday. juicier young adult subjects and bringing them to life. Crush writer’s block. and hear to actually writing. and the 10 with ideas and techniques for tapping into some of the minute play structure. This workshop will equip you possible styles. accidents and experiences that shape the to find your story. the six stages of story. how to approach it and how to make the most of it. and discuss the kind of subject matter that makes a short story work . engaging readers and harnessing some of the elusive powers of the artistic mind. Friday.

10 October 09:30 . writer and publisher. and to inspire empathy for them. Join Steve Blake Mettee. take developing realistic child characters. Sunday. Explore techniques that regardless of their transgressions. and allow derstanding the world of children’s publishing. who will take you through the other essential ingredients for turning your life story into a successful memoir. Through exercises help writers rediscover the secret child within. Murray characters to breathe and come to life. through to un- authorial judgment out of the narrative. learn how to write the truth. From and participation. Steve Blake Mettee 32 Workshops .16:30 09:30 – 12:30 Creating Real Characters Writing for Children It is the job of writers to find the humanity in Children can be harsh critics of stories that fail to any character. capture their imagination. Kirsty Murray 13:30 – 16:30 Reality Literature: Writing and Publishing your Memoir A great memoir tells as much about the times and attitudes of the people in the memoir as it does about the life of the author. takes participants through the process of turning Lisa Teasley ideas and inspirations into publishable books.

6 October | 20:00 – on | Second Honeymoon Agnihorta: Pray for the Universe Spiritualists will perform the ancient ritual of Agnihotra to pray for the universe as well as for the success of the Festival. Friday. A beautiful ceremony involving a consecrated fire. materials and techniques for painting with canting and brush. All are welcome to attend this free event.. learn one of the iconic art forms of Bali. Workshops 33 . hand-colouring & dip dyeing colours. Nowadays it has transformed into a non-sectarian ritual for the healing and purification of the universe. Saturday. Held in the exclusive surrounds of Mozaic’s private workshop / dining room.on | Wantilan Ubud Heal the Masses Famed traditional healer Jro Mangku Made Subagia. Return to the cooking school to help prepare a lavish Balinese feast with glass or two of local rice wine or chilled hibiscus tea. 6 October | 11:00 . Nyoman Suradnya. 7 October | 08:00 – 13:00 | Casa Luna Restaurant Casa Luna Market Tour & Cooking Class Awaken your senses on a guided tour through Ubud market and learn about the herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Balinese dishes. which emphasise the importance of balancing spiritual awareness with physical fitness. Thursday. 8 October | 08:30 – 11:30 | Indus Restaurant Language of Offerings Be introduced to a number of simple offerings that are made each day in Bali as a tangible means of communicating with God. Rp. will tell the story of batik and demonstrate the tools. 350. Gautama Street Batik Workshop In this full day workshop. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Balinese Hindu belief system and the various types of offerings and life-cycle ceremonies held on the island. will hold a mass healing session for local residents as well as international guests. 8 October | 10:00 . beautiful offering and sacred chanting. Feel free to participate to have yourself checked for physical or spiritual- related illnesses.Cultural Workshops Wednesday.. wax removal and all the finishing touches for you to produce a beautiful batik painting.15:00 | Mozaic Restaurant Red Lantern Cooking Class Join chef Mark Jensen from Sydney’s legendary Red Lantern restaurant for an intimate cooking class where you can learn the secrets to his award-winning contemporary Vietnamese recipes. Agnihotra was initially a Vedic ritual carried out by Hindu followers. Price includes materials and lunch. Indus restaurant downstairs. dyeing sequence. and his senior disciples at Siwa Agung Jagadhita.Phil. His methods are based on Bali’s esoteric teachings on divine energy.000. All are welcome to attend this free event. a renown batik artist. Wednesday. 9 October | 10:00 . Friday.15:00 | Nirvana Studio. SH M.

refreshments and entertainment. 20 of our acclaimed writers while sharing an organic Balinese village feast. join strong as death and sweet as love. biographer Professor Greg Achievement to a senior Indonesian author. Thursday. exemplary dedication to Supported by Pak Dedi Panigoro.” But whether you Juno Gemes. Following the launch of Dino Umahuk’s book. former President and one of for Lifetime Achievement Indonesia’s greatest statesmen and thinkers will be This year at the Gala Opening. exceptional moral beloved ‘Gus Dur’. Ali Cobby Eckermann and Lionel Fogarty. freedom and democracy. the beginning of the Festival. hot or cold. 19:30 – 21:00 | Pura Dalem Ubud | Literary Award | Tribute to Gus Dur MasterCard-Saraswati Literary Award Abdurrahman Wahid. 34 Special Events . an exhibition of her works. See website for full listing of writers appearing. white or black. one of Australia’s most celebrated drink it sweet or bitter. Festival Friends only. Please register at the Transport Desk. remembered as icon of religious integrity. whose life Barton. 15:30 – 17:30 | Bali Wood 17:30 – 18:30 | Anhera | A Cup of Java Launch of the Wayang Room The Turkish say “Coffee should be black as hell. 6 October 10:00 – 13:00 | Undiksha Singaraja | 17:00 – 19:00 | Ubud Palace Fringe Event: Dissecting The Book Gala Opening Writer Imam Muhtarom shares his talent for writing Festival Friends are invited to join us for the Gala book review with students at the largest university in Opening at Ubud Palace. dance and sing Photographer in Residence. perform. Festival will bestow the remembered at the Festival’s annual Tribute Night. Be amazed and inspired. and readings by Robert Adamson. Please wear sensible shoes. Transport included. Includes canapés from Ubud’s finest hotels and restaurants. who design. near the Box Office. See Festival’s Portraits in the Wayang Room project with website for full listing of writers appearing. Here they have an opportunity to learn John Hardy Jewellers breathtaking estate that fuses the “language of love” with romantic writers Kurnia bamboo architecture with the best in contemporary Effendi. Special Events Limited transport is provided to ticketed Special Events. rub shoulders. dine and giggle with happy endings and sweet kisses. Juno will launch the in celebration of our last acceptable addiction. so book early. at least one hour before the event begins. Tickets to this event are limited and highly sought. unwavering commitment toward human tolerance and understanding. and performers as we pay homage to the and works reflect sharp intellect. in a cultural festivity to mark North Bali. contemporary photographers and the Festival’s 2010 join our writers as they read. swap show them that there can be more to a love story than email addresses or just wine. 7 October 10:00 – 12:00 | STIBA Saraswati Denpasar | 12:00 – 15:00 | John Hardy Jewelry Estate Fringe Event: Beyond Love Long Table Lunch Students at STIBA spend their days studying foreign Join our exclusive Long Table Lunch in the grounds of languages. MasterCard-Saraswati Literary Award for Lifetime Join daughter Ina Wahid. Free Event Wednesday. literature and astounding esthetic beauty. Maghriza Novita Syahti and Benny Arnas.

You never know who or what you’ll the ricefields while our award-winning authors share find. End with studies. Wear walking shoes and bring a hat and water. Be pre- this is Janet’s way of saying thank you to the dear pared to swoon. Friday. Enjoy morning tea with of unlikely suspects as they lead you through course Festival Founder and Director Janet De Neefe and her after course of delicious reverie. munch on teeny tapas and contemporary social issues in this diverse nation. Ali Cobby Eckermann. Kick back. but also to showcase the works of the young Indonesian filmmakers who worked on the films. unwind and rub shoulders will prepare a lavish three-course meal on the edge of with the literati. tales of love. Adrian Grima. Arif Rizki and Andha S. A great Tsiolkas. Featuring Christos husband. laugh and blush at this manly cocktail Friends who support us. way to meet fellow Festival lovers. and rather precariously for one reason or another. Senadin Musabegovic. Ketut Widnya. 8 October 08:00 – 10:00 | Casa Luna to Sari Organik 09:00 – 13:00 | IHDN Denpasar | Jalan-Jalan with the Poets Fringe Event: Buddhism and Hinduism Poets from around the world lead you on a journey British Indologist and eminent scholar on Buddhist through Ubud’s spectacular landscape. 10:00 – 11:00 | Honeymoon Guesthouse 12:00 – 15:00 | Maya Ubud Friends Morning Tea Literary Lunch: Dangerous Men A free event for Festival Friends only! The Friends A seductive line-up of dangerous men who live life program is growing from strength to strength. Etgar Keret. Tabish Khair. Yayasan Director Ketut Suardana. sip on cocktails. some literary ingredients and spiced-up gossip on becoming an award-winning author. giving a portrait of who. solutions. I Wayan Ardika discuss this work by Sarojini contemporary literature. Imran on the architectural beauty of Ubud’s museums. styles and ornaments of their respective museums. 19:00 – 22:00 | Bebek Bengil 23:00 until late | Casa Luna | Literary Dinner: Meet the Bookers Festival Club Thomas Keneally and Anne Enright together in an Come to the Festival Club and be seduced by the out- intimate and entertaining discussion on the secret life rageous and the unexpected at this subterranean late- of Booker Prize winners.18:00 – 19:00 | Bar Luna | 18:30 . Ali Eteraz. Lionel contemporary issues. Indonesia’s own Petty Elliot night hang out. Special Events 35 .20:00 | Citibank Lounge | Love Bites Film Screening: Exploring Indonesia Bar Luna celebrates literature with a twilight Bali’s Youth Corner brings a series of screenings gathering of the Festival’s hottest authors telling called Exploring Indonesia. often missed in Prof. enjoy some mischief at Ubud’s literary ‘salon terrible’. not only in order to encourage dialogue about See website for details. Leading you will be John evance of the Buddhism and Hinduism in coping with O’Sullivan. revealing the messages the designers and owners wanted to convey through the structure. Bali engage students in a discussion on writings Architect Putu Rumawan Salain and archaeologist about traditional communities. and Balinese scholar on a hearty organic breakfast in the rice fields while Siva-Buddha studies. Wa Ode Wulan Ratna and Iwan Darmawan of the Museum Buildings of Ubud. Fogarty. discuss the rel- being serenaded by verse. longing and other assorted edibles. 10:00 – 12:00 | Universitas Udayana | 10:00 – 12:00 | Royal Pita Maha | Fringe Event: Distant Horizons Book Discussion: Concealed Secrets Wendoko. Mark Tredinnick. Richard Gombrich. Look how and why is Indonesia. This series brings to light sultry.

of Sydney’s Red Lantern fame. longing and other assorted edibles. Kate Adie. of the most elegant and mysterious cocktail of them all . Musa. Kate Adie arrived on the scene. Not for the feint-hearted. BBC’s best-known faces on television. It’s over to you. the chaos of desert warfare. 18. Nam Le will share his his latest novel.00 | Bar Luna | 18:30 . This series brings to light sultry. Saturday. tales of love. William Dalrymple and Cate we can learn from history from the perspectives of Kennedy star in a deliciously intoxicating celebration those who have been sidelined by it. 2009 Australian slam winner Sarah Taylor. Kamau Abayomi.20:00 | Citibank Lounge | 19:30 – 21:30 | The Pond | Film Screening: Exploring Indonesia water&stone presents Bali’s Youth Corner brings a series of screenings THE SLAM called Exploring Indonesia. Denpasar | 17:30 – 19:00 | Mozaic Fringe Event: Against the Current Musing on Martinis Nusya Kuswatin and Hermawan Aksan discuss what Frank Moorhouse. unwind and rub shoulders with the literati. 17:00 – 19:00 | Danes Art Veranda. Look sultry. Kick back. come prepared. giving a portrait of who. or just how and why is Indonesia. Andrew English Village. Jennifer Byrne talks See website for details. sian filmmakers who worked on the films. British soldiers knew they were in trouble when some mischief at Ubud’s literary ‘salon terrible’. 9 October 09:00 – 10:30 | Three Monkeys 12:00 – 15:00 | Alila Ubud Book Club Breakfast Literary Lunch: The Ubud Book Club presents the first of the annual Beyond the Red Lantern breakfast events with that darling of reading groups Featuring some of the hottest talents to come out all over the world. To show you how it’s done contemporary social issues in this diverse nation. but also to showcase the works of the young Indonesian filmmakers who worked on the films. Lam and Nguyen Qui Duc. and the 2009 Ubud slam winner. Emilie Zoe Baker. 22:00 until late | Casa Luna | Festival Club Come to the Festival Club and be seduced by the out- rageous and the unexpected at this subterranean late- night hang out. Ezra Bix. Look how and why is Indonesia.the martini . enjoy some mischief at Ubud’s literary ‘salon terrible’. munch on teeny tapas and contemporary social issues in this diverse nation. Notwithstanding: Stories from an breathtaking stories alongside Anna Moi. Kerry Pendergrast. to her about her writings. You never know who or what you’ll find.Omar but also to showcase the works of the young Indone. longing and other assorted edibles. will dish up a startling array of Pauline Nguyen’s treasured recipes from Secrets of the Red Lantern. sip on cocktails. Come early. This series brings to light make it up on the spot. Chef extraordinaire Mark Jensen. Kate Adie and Jennifer Byrne ing of the Festival’s hottest authors telling tales of Chief news correspondent. we’ve bought together only in order to encourage dialogue about solutions.at Ubud’s acclaimed Mozaic. not only in order to encourage dialogue about See website for details solutions. was one of the love. as they discuss of Vietnam in recent years.20:00 | Citibank Lounge | Love Bites Film Screening: Exploring Indonesia Bar Luna celebrates literature with a twilight Bali’s Youth Corner brings a series of screenings gathering of the Festival’s hottest authors telling called Exploring Indonesia. 18:00 – 19:00 | Bar Luna | 18:30 – 20:30 | Amandari Love Bites Cocktails: Bar Luna celebrates literature with a twilight gather. not and spice up the proceedings. 18:30 . a diverse mix from international slammers . 36 Special Events . giving a portrait of who. The saying sip on cocktails. Louis de Bernières.00 – 19. munch on teeny tapas and enjoy was. brushing with bullets and the eccentricities of royal tours. Ticket buyers also receive 10% discount voucher to dine at Mozaic. Free flowing martinis and canapés included.

19:30 – 21:30 | Café Havana 19:30 – 22:30 | Jalan Gautama
Telex From Cuba Street Party
With Rachel Kushner, author of Telex From Cuba, Join us for a night of fun and laughter as writers
enter Havana in the days before Castro’s revolution flock to one of Ubud’s famed laneways. Readings,
and the heady world of Americans in Cuba in the reggae, and street culture, Bali-style, including
1950s - a paradise corrupted by clandestine loves and performance by a children’s troupe of the much-
alcohol, race hierarchies and violence. Let the spirit loved Barong dance. And no Bali street celebration
of the revolution capture you and bring your dancing would be complete without the joyfully sensual Joged
shoes for the late night Latino music. Bumbung, so get your dancing shoes on.

22:00 until late | Casa Luna |
Festival Club
Come to the Festival Club and be seduced by the out-
rageous and the unexpected at this subterranean late-
night hang out. Kick back, unwind and rub shoulders
with the literati. You never know who or what you’ll
find.

Sunday, 10 October
09:00 – 10:30 | Three Monkeys 12:00 – 15:00 | Four Seasons Sayan
Book Club Breakfast Literary Lunch: Louis De Bernières
Sunday morning blues? Cate Kennedy and the Ubud Enigmatic and witty Louis De Bernières, author and
Book Club have just the thing. One of Australia’s musician, takes you on a lyrical joy-ride from Latin
finest short story writers and travel writers, Cate’s America to Greece and the English village where he
recent novel, The World Beneath. gets the book club grew up, all to the tune of an elegant three-course
treatment. meal overlooking the Ayung River at the spectacular
Four Seasons Sayan.

15.30 – 17.00 | Tanah Tho 15:30 – 17:30 | Warwick Ibah
Kilat! In Celebration of the Novel
Hot on the heels of the Festival’s successful Kilat! An afternoon of literary brilliance in the grounds of
flash fiction competition, the @fiksimini community one of Ubud’s most exclusive hotels as four Festival
bring you an inspirational afternoon in honour of the novelists, Rabih Alameddine, Tash Aw, Lisa Teasley
super short form. Share the passion, laugh, cry and and Joan London, muse on the life of the novel.
be amazed. Featuring readings by guest actors, it’s the perfect
way to see out the final hours of the Festival.

20:00 – 23:00 | Antonio Blanco’s Museum |
Closing Night Party
Celebrate the closing of the 2010 Ubud Writers &
Readers Festival with a star-studded cast of guests
– from street performers, to hip hop, to jazz - as the
Festival takes a moment to thank all the writers,
readers and volunteers who made it happen. Food
and drinks available.

Special Events 37

Book Launches
Support our local and international writers as they launch their newest works.
All book launches are free. and the writers will be avialable for signings.

Wed, 6 Oct | 16:00 | Nomad
Bali’s Early Days:
Widow Sacrifice, Slavery and Opium
A.A. Gde Putra Agung | saritaksu editions
Fascinating research in three parts: widow sacrifice, slavery and opium trade in
pre-19th century Bali. Although the Dutch abolished widow sacrifice, slavery was
embraced by the V.O.C. for many years as a means of recruiting soldiers to fight the
battles necessary to colonise and protect the archipelago. The lucrative opium trade
helped finance colonisation, aided by new laws to ensure a Dutch monopoly. Rather
than weakening the resolve of the indigenous Balinese, this helped galvanize their
revolt against Dutch colonial rule.

Thu, 7 Oct | 16:30 | Anhera
Chronicle of the Sea
Dino Umahuk | Dino Umahuk
Following three poetry anthologies (Metaphors Desire of the Sea in 2008, The Man Who
Walks the Sea in 2009 and Love Mahar-Men of the Sea in 2009), Ternate-born Dino
Umahuk presents his latest opus.

In Chronicles of the Sea, Dino conjures a physical realm, as in the smell of sea salt,
but also the realm of the mystical, the search for God. This is a sea journey into the
secrets of God, informed by his unique culture. Indonesia, he writes, pledges to be
faithful to the sea, where life begins.

Thu, 7 Oct | 17.30 | Puri Ubud
Concealed Secrets in the Museum
Buildings of Ubud
Sarojini | GRAMATA PUBLISHING
Intrigued by the uniqueness and beauty of Ubud’s museums, noted architect Sarojini
was inspired to investigate. What motivated the founders? Why this particular design,
and why that material? What are the long term visions for Bali’s museums? The
illuminating answers are in this book. For Indonesians and visitors alike, Sarojini
creates a deeper awareness of the greatness of Balinese art and architecture.
Governor Made Mangku Pastika will officiate.

Thu, 7 Oct | 18:00 | Three Monkeys
Fire Diary
Mark Tredinnick | Puncher & Wattmann
Celebrated poet Mark Tredinnick presents his long-awaited collected works.
Tredinnick’s poetry is “immaculately orchestrated and enormously skilful”, Martin
Harrison has written, “He works elegantly and intimately over a huge terrain”.
Fire Diary amounts to a spiritual geography of the poet, a shapely everyday ecology
of his beautiful struggle, the ordinary trouble of an everyman. “Tredinnick’s poetry is
remarkable,” says Judith Beveridge, “for the way it bears astute witness to the beauty
and vulnerability of the landscape and our place within it. These poems are full of
vision and affirming wisdom.”

38 Book Launches

Fri, 8 Oct | 15:00 | Casa Luna
False Prophet
Berislav Loncarevic | saritaksu editions
A captivating compilation of short stories, variations on a theme. A traveler has
run away to forget, but in the end finds something more important. The stories are
placed in Asia and many in Bali. Illustrated with photographs, each image suggests a
moment of empathy in time, a dimension for the reader’s interpretation. As this year’s
most innovative travel book, False Prophet reveals the essence of travel itself: to lose
yourself, and then to find yourself as somebody new.

Fri, 8 Oct | 16:30 | Tropical Bale
Modern Indonesia Series
LONTAR Foundation
The Lontar Foundation, established in 1987 to promote Indonesia through the
translation of Indonesian literature, launches the Modern Library of Indonesia, a
literature series featuring both classics and contemporary works. This is the release
of the first five books in the series: Never the Twain (1928), a novel by Abdoel Moeis;
Shackles (1948), a novel by Armijn Pane; The Fall and the Heart (1949), a novella by S.
Rukiah; Mirah of Banda (1986), a novel by Hanna Rambe; and Family Room (2010), short
stories by Lily Yulianti Farid.

Fri, 8 Oct | 18:00 | Anhera
India Dark
Kirsty Murray | Allen & Unwin
In 1909 a troupe of musically talented children left Melbourne on a world tour. In
Surabaya, Singapore and India, the children sang and danced for thousands, includ-
ing members of the British Raj. Eight months later on a steamy night in south India,
twenty-four of the children walked out on their manager, charging abuse and exploita-
tion. Based on true events, born of an Asialink residency and years of research, this
novel brings to life the last days of Australia’s infamous children’s theatre, Pollard’s
Lilliputian Opera Company, its scandalous end in the High Court of Madras.
To be launched by Thomas Keneally.

Sat, 9 Oct | 12:30 | Uma Ubud
Rainha Boki Raja:
Sixteenth Century Queen of Ternate
Toeti Heraty | KOMUNITAS BAMBU
Numerous personages fall outside the mainstream of general history. Such is the case
of Rahina Boki Raja, the sixteenth century queen of Ternate. In this lyrical prose work
by Toeti Heraty, the author brings back to life a remarkable woman who helped shape
the history of the Spice Islands and, in doing so, played a role in the development of
modern Indonesia today.

Sat, 9 Oct | 16:30 | Ary’s Warung
Memories of the Sacred
Rio Helmi | After hours
30 years in the making, Helmi tenders his latest photographic spectacular as visual
proof of “the Balinese admission to the divine in every aspect of their lives … a vibrant
esthetic unlike any other in the world”. No other photographer captures trance, dance,
and ceremony with such veracity. “Visually elaborate as these events are, the most
intense junctures during these moments are human ones. At some point, there can
come a shift, a transition from an everyday identity to something beyond, and from the
divine to the everyday.” – Rio Helmi.

Book Launches 39

a tomboy at heart. Sun.and how he wishes he wasn’t. In Bali with a Twist. The Modern Library of Indonesia Series The following titles will be launched jointly: Never the Twain | Salah Asuban by Abdoel Moeis Shackles | Belenggu by Armijn Pane Supernova | Supernova by Dee (Dewi Lestari) Mirah of Banda | Mirah dari Banda by Hanna Rambe And the War is Over | Dan Perangpun Usai by Ismail Marahimin The Pilgrim | Ziarah by Iwan Simatupang Family Room: Collected Short Stories | (Collected Stories) by Lily Yulianti Farid Sitti Nurbaya | Sitti Nurbaya by Mara Rusli The Fall and the Heart | Kejatuhan dan Hati by S. Sun. Rukiah Home for the Holidays | (Collected Stories) by Umar Kayam 40 Book Launches . Jamie James describes it as “a freewheeling collection of fiction. starting with a bumpy late night ride in a bus crammed with other illegal workers . Disguised as a man. poetry. as seen through expatriate eyes.all men- exposes her to stories of both amusement and horror. he is called to the murder scene of an international lawyer clubbed to death at his desk.from the victim’s partners to his ex-wife.00 | Tutmak Nothing to Lose But Your Life: An 18 Hour Journey with Murad Suad Amiry | bloomsbury Palestinian writer Suad Amiry. Sat. and lively memoirs. The long journey she braves with the brothers Murad and Mohammad. The adventures of everyday life in Bali. come alive in the pages of this book. 10 Oct | 16:30 | Minami Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School of Villainy Shamini Flint | Sunbear Publishing Inspector Singh is home . Fortu- nately for Singh. Amiry crosses the Israeli borders illegally to seek work in the Israeli town of Petah Tikva. 10 Oct | 18:00 | Indus Bali with a Twist . loosely unified by the theme of bemused bewilderment that assails foreign residents of this bewitching island”. nine Ubud-based expats offer up quirky tales. His wife nags him at break- fast and his superiors give him his usual ‘you’re a disgrace to the force’ lecture.Stories and Poems Ubud Writers Group The Ubud Writers’ Group has done it. Singh finds himself heading up an investigation that exposes the rotten core of Singapore society. is driven by adventure and desire to understand what her less-privileged compatriots go through. Unfortunately for Singh. 9 Oct | 18. there is no shortage of suspects . insightful poems and hilarious emails. They have published their first book.

Book Launches 41 .

hipsters at heart and Mighty Joe. With small island of Savu. (Melbourne & Sydney Theatre companies) the this theatrical odyssey promises to be a rare treat for cast. “The Crocodile Hotel” by Julie Janson (winner of theatre fireFLY proudly presents a physical theatre the Patrick White Award) explores the cultures of performance of Conference of the Birds.com. 19:30 – 21:30 | Wantilan Dalem Puri Tebesaye | 21:00 – 23:00 | Casa Luna hip hop IS harmony in diversity Don’t Blame it on the Moonlight Words. together the soul. live instrumentation. 15% discount to Festival pass holders. performance of Conference of the Birds. Lunacy. they express.30 | Maya Ubud 18:30 – 19:30 | SMP 1 Ubud | Conference of the Birds Playreading: The Crocodile Hotel Celebrating the Festival theme Harmony in Diversity. singing and dancing. Omar Musa and Kamau Abayomi. the soul. The Brothahood. With Threads of Life works with weavers on Savu to sustain live instrumentation. 42 Performances . Indonesia. a play based the small island of Savu. Directed by Bruce Myles live instrumentation. 7 October 18:30 – 19:30 | Threads of Life Gallery | 19:00 – 20:30 | Maya Ubud Dance.includes some of Australia’s top actors. Music and Stories on the Conference of the Birds Traditional Culture of Savu Celebrating the Festival theme Harmony in Diversity. anyone who’s ever been in love.theatre-firefly. Featuring The Last Kinection. Bookings and info: www. hot emotions.theatre-firefly. Bookings and info: www.com. a play based ditional community of dancers and weavers from the on a 12 Century Sufi poem by Farid Ud Din Attar. on a 12 Century Sufi poem by Farid Ud Din Attar. Music and Stories on Savu’s Conference of the Birds Traditions of Lontar Palm Sugar Celebrating the Festival theme Harmony in Diversity. Friday. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Suitable miss it. See website for full Supported by the Australian Government’s listing of writers. for all bohemian werewolves. Harvesting theatre fireFLY proudly presents a physical theatre Join a delightful evening of entertainment with a tra. Threads of Life works with weavers on Savu to sustain this theatrical odyssey promises to be a rare treat for the traditional natural-dye weaving arts and the culture the soul. Indonesian hip hop groups in downtown Ubud. Thursday. on a 12 Century Sufi poem by Farid Ud Din Attar. Indonesia. singing and dancing. the traditional natural-dye weaving arts and the culture this theatrical odyssey promises to be a rare treat for they express. Performances Wednesday. with talented Indonesian newcomers. Join a delightful evening of entertainment with a theatre fireFLY proudly presents a physical theatre traditional community of dancers and weavers from performance of Conference of the Birds. With poetry and music. stories and rhymes: the Festival A late evening event devoted to the muse and music launches a national tour of international and of the moon.theatre-firefly. 15% discount to Festival pass holders. storytelling. 15% discount to Festival pass holders. cool jazz. Don’t improvisation and the word performed. a play based Indonesia and Australia in a rich blend of drama. Bookings and info: www. storytelling. 6 October 18:30 – 19:30 | Threads of Life Gallery | 19:00 – 20:30 | Maya Ubud Dance.com. storytelling. 8 October 11:00 – 12. singing and dancing. rhythms.

Part Gothic fantasy.com. Cast live instrumentation. 19:30 – 20:30 | Amandari Tolstoy’s Wife Jennifer Claire’s sold out performance in 2009 returns for her final Festival performance her solo show Tolstoy’s Wife. part murder mystery.theatre-firefly. The Al-Izhar community choir will performance of Conference of the Birds. is a fitting 15% discount to Festival pass holders. performance of Conference of the Birds. Taken from the diaries of Countess Tolstoy. With Jakarta-based duo Ari and Reda will perform their live instrumentation. storytelling.20:30 | Maya Ubud Melodic Words Conference of the Birds It will be a night when powerful words are given wings Celebrating the Festival theme Harmony in Diversity. rendition of Sapardi Joko Damono’s poems. and set free to soar in the sky as beautiful melodies theatre fireFLY proudly presents a physical theatre and spirited lyrics.com. it traces on a 12 Century Sufi poem by Farid Ud Din Attar. www. Bookings and info: www. Pocket the hippest guide to the island available at all leading bookstores.. a play based present a mesmerising repertoire. Stephen Carleton’s Patrick White Award winning play theatre fireFLY proudly presents a physical theatre will delight audiences with its non-stereotypical cast.theatre-firefly. storytelling. singing and dancing. singing and dancing. while the famed on a 12 Century Sufi poem by Farid Ud Din Attar. To top this theatrical odyssey promises to be a rare treat for the night off. style for Tan Lioe Ie’s untamed lyrics. Bali Puisi Musik will show how the the soul. and a splash of hard rock. Be transported back to 1850 St Petersburg. With the doomed fictional settlement of Somerset. the soul.com Performances 43 . 15% discount to Festival pass holders.18:30 . haunting blues.. select resorts and retailers throughout Bali then keep up to date with the events at UWRF 2010 with the threesixtyguides iPhone app available now. 9 October 18:30 – 19:30 | SMP 1 Ubud | 19:00 . as a woman relives her life with one of the world’s most renowned writers.20:30 | Maya Ubud Playreading: Constance Drinkwater Conference of the Birds and the Final Days of Somerset Celebrating the Festival theme Harmony in Diversity.threesixtyguides. a play based ing. includes Liz Alexander who recently co-starred with this theatrical odyssey promises to be a rare treat for Geoffrey Rush in the movie “The Eye of the Storm”. Saturday.20:00 | Lotus Stage | 19:00 . Bookings and info: www.

all workshops take place at Pondok Pekak Library. author of Ayu Manda.17:00 Bali Animal Welfare Association Anak Alam Community presents Short Story Writing Workshop Learn. 5 October 10:00 .16:00 Learn to Write a Fairy Tale Storytelling Are you familiar with the characters of Si Kancil and Ann Martin Bowler reads from her children’s book Bawang Putih. Everyone has a fun role during Wimra will guide you through learning to write your this lively story reading! Children imitate the jungle’s own tales and legends. To register. All Ages | English Jasmine Wirawan Wednesday. What is next? You want to know? Join us with the young story teller. there lived two sisters named Bawang and Suna. You will have the opportunity to visit the Anak teachers. author of Iwan Darmawan. Ages 7-12 years Iwan Darmawan Anak Alam Community 16:30 .com Unless indicated. will help you Samsara. 6 October 10:00 . Jasmine Wirawan. Ages 13-16 years Arif Rizki 44 Children’s Program . notes. gustra@ubudwritersfestival. please contact Gustra 081916556582. a poem or short story that you can send to your closest person. Children’s Program The Festival provides 6 days of free children’s workshops. Learn more from the BAWA vets & books. Sangkuriang. will help you to express your inspiration.17:00 Storytelling Once upon a time in a little village in Bali. a sparkling retelling of a clas- Well now you can write your own character. catering to children and young people of all ages. Ages 3 years old and up | Bilingual Ann Martin Bowler Thursday. they barely realise Zelfeni Wimra they are learning.12:00 14:00 . invites you to explore the world through write your story. Ages 10-15 years the world. Malinkundang tales? Gecko’s Complaint. point of view! Pande Putu Setiawan. 7 October 10:00 . Ages 10-14 | Bilingual Kintamani. Note all workshops are in Indonesian unless marked ‘bilingual’ or ‘English’. Places are limited so bookings are essential. They have so much fun. Get your paws into it and join us! Alam Community project in Blandingan Village.12:00 Keeping a Diary Do you express your feelings in a diary? Did you know your diary can be transformed into a beautiful poem or a short story? Arif Rizki. Tuesday. Bring your diary. Play and Share Bali’s dogs and cats are the best! We bet YOU have a Make reading fun and see the world from a different Bali dog or cat story you would like to tell the world. a writer from Padang.12:00 14:00 . Develop your imagination and sounds by playing classic instruments from around retell the classic tales. Both were very beautiful. Ubud. Zelfeni sic Balinese folktale.

w a rwt m w . 9 October 09:00 .com/exact/magazine/543/738 Digital subscription Digital subscription AUD$60 AUD$60 Art MonthlyArt Australia Monthly Australia LPO Box 8321 LPO Box 8321 Acton ACT 0200 Acton ACT 0200 Australia Australia T 61 2 6125T 61 3988 2 6125 3988 F 61 2 6125F 61 9794 2 6125 9794 Children’s Program 45 .notrhgl . Ann Martin Bowler volved.15:00 | Campuan College Writing Poetry Workshop Balinale Film Festival presents: This intensive workshop is aimed at introducing the Creative Writing Workshop techniques of poetry. Hariyanto 14:00 . Ages 14-19 years Putu Ebo w w w. How is creating a cartoon to meet the author and have your book signed. Ages 14-19 years Balinale Film Festival W. face creation and characterisation. character different from creating a literary one? Learn Ages 3 years old and up | Bilingual the answer to this question. nesian. Ages 5 . ou r g .exacteditions. Join Ann Martin Bowler for storytelling and a chance ledge of cartooning. show them the film ‘Kancil and the Ogres’ and Come with an idea for a short story.Create a Cartoon Figure Storytelling @ Book Signing Putu Ebo. Join us for this exciting workshop! Hariyanto will provide feedback and advice about your Ages 15 .12:00 14:00 .16:00 | Periplus Bintang Workshop . Friday. Then you Indonesian students and aspiring film makers from will make your own poetry and read it to your friends. He is a trickster who outwits the large get immersed in the love story of two lovebirds or and powerful animals in the jungle. a Balinese cartoonist.exacteditions. Ages 15-19 years inspire them to write their own Kancil story in words Kurnia Effendi or pictures. own story with the guidance of author Kurnia Effendi.17:00 Storytelling Short Story Writing The Kancil or Mouse Deer is a popular figure in Indo. Love to read short stories in teen magazines? Do you nesian folklore. Irene Ritchie will touched by a tale of a friendship? Learn to write your read her Kancil stories. 8 October 10:00 .oanrt thml yo. through to recital techniques.ya.17:00 14:00 .12 years | Bilingual Irene Ritchie Saturday. around the world. and the techniques in.com/exact/magazine/543/738 http://www. will share his know. a u A r t M o nAt hr lt y Mdoi gn it ht al yl sduibgsi tcar li pst ui obns sc r i p t i o n s http://www. which supports a good idea. What is the process of writing Balinale International Film Festival continues with poetry? You will learn about everything from finding its Young Indonesian Film Circle.13:00 10:00 .20 years poem. teach a kancil song in Indo. including advice on anatomy.

Susan and Susiawan Ages 8 years and up | Bilingual Ann Martin Bowler 10:00 . The children will than-life commander. Aimed at The Emperor commands. but bring a laptop if you can. swords swing. But there is another media you can use communities of Australia that are linked by their express your creativity – the BLOG! Friends from culture to the seafarers and fisherman of Indonesia.16:00 | Campuhan College. thunder promoting peace and understanding through the arts. Come and see this exciting Bali Blogger Community show! All Ages Sandra McKendrick and Simon Stewart an oasis of calm in the center of Ubud Holistic Bali Yoga Retreats There is no better place to come for healing and renewal. Susan and Susiawan will tell true The Adventures of the Treasure Fleet is the amazing stories of surprising and unlikely animal friendships tale of seven epic Chinese voyages and larger- through puppets and images. booms and the ocean roars. Everyone work on collective drawing process of images and has a fun role during an Adventures story reading! experiences of their favourite animals.12:00 14:00 . Computers and Internet access is shared by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people provided.16:00 Unusual and Unlikely Friends Storytelling In this session. 10 October 10:00 . Sanggingan 18:30 . seven or nine days for a vacation. This show explores and creating a blog. Admiral Zheng He. we can cater to your needs on one of our signature Book Online now! 3 to 7 day personalized retreats starting from just US$ 355. Ages 14-20 years of Australia and Indonesia. Whether you have three days. Sunday.00 46 Children’s Program .19:30 | SMP 1 Ubud Bali Blogger Community presents Puppet Show Performance: Blog Workshop Turtle and the Trade Winds You are probably already very familiar with Facebook Explores the tales of the north west coastal or Twitter. and to beautify it through a range promotes the cultural significance of the turtle that is of techniques. the Bali Blogger Community will guide you through focussed on the sea turtle. all helping to bring this Ages 6-12 years | Bilingual fascinating piece of world history to life.

and has been named “Reporter and Metro Bandung daily. Hermawan has published two collections of Sunday Times best seller list for 37 weeks. After university he is a literary translator from Indonesian to English. Her essays and short stories to Sundanese language debut novel The Kindness of Strangers remained on the media. He thirty years. supported by Embassy of the United States of America Writers’ Bios 47 . poets. which has been forms of poetry. sending dispatches from danger with a range of publications including Detik. California. published widely in Australian and American literary enlighten and inspire his audience to focus their magazines and anthologies. Perempuan 2010 short story anthology I am Woman. He was born in Indonesia has been Pam Allen’s second home for over Amman. expression. and Recent publications include the English translation finally moved to San Francisco.k. He now divides his of Ayu Utami’s novel Saman and the Lontar/Jurnal time between San Francisco and Beirut.a. and has an and literature at the University of Tasmania. As well as teaching Indonesian language was educated in England and America. “PitchBlackGold” is a Robert is one of Australia’s leading contemporary performance artist and activist from San Francisco. zones around the world. Kate Adie Hermawan Aksan United Kingdom Indonesia Kate Adie. Pam engineering degree from UCLA. supported by British International School both fiction and nonfiction. She is considered to be among the moved into journalism. first as writer. became a familiar Hermawan Aksan was born in Central Java and studyied figure to viewers through her work as the BBC’s Chief astronomy at the Bandung Institute of Technology. supported by Hivos Rabih Alameddine Pam Allen Lebanon Australia Rabih is a painter and author. short stories and is also the editor of several books. author and broadcaster. and translated into several attention on spiritual affirmation. then returned to Lebanon. As a multidisciplinary artist. grew up in Kuwait and Lebanon. He continues to contribute of the Year” twice by the Royal Television Society.Writers’ Bios AbayomiAbayomi Kamau Kamau Robert Adamson United States Australia Kamau Bakari Abayomi a. and is a successful writer. connection and languages. editor and publisher. then as editor very finest reporters. rap and dance as vehicles to entertain. He News Correspondent. moved back to Kuwait. Jordan. he uses the He is well known for his poetry. Bola.

writer. and became the highest selling book of the year. Jawa Pos. She is the Education Officer at the at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and AIT in Tokyo. He is publishing his first book of Law. residencies Library Of Victoria. Majalah Gong. Her other works include Menopausal Palestine: short stories in 2010. Her second novel Affliction was published in 2009. supported by Hivos named one of the Independent newspaper’s Top Six Books of 2010. His first novel. lecturer and spoken word performer and multi-slam champion. His short stories have also been published in Viareggio-Verilia Prise for Sharon and My Mother-In. In his credo. was published of Politics at Bogazici University. Riau. an MA in Fine Art at host for the Australian Poetry Slam with the State Goldsmiths College. Sutardji Calzoum Bachri Silk Factory (2005) and Map of the Invisible World (2009). Republika. workshop facilitator. Amiry was awarded the Italian etc. Figurehead. supported by Valentine Willie Fine Art 48 Writers’ Bios . Women at the Edge and Nothing to Lose But Your Life. is one of the few living legends in the Indonesian literary His work has been translated into 23 languages and realm. editor. She has worked as by Black Inc. Writers’ Bios Emilie Zoey Baker Yason Banal Australia Philippines Widely published poet. Patrick Allington Hande Altayli Australia Turkey Patrick is an Australian writer. his influence would reshape the coming generations of Indonesian bards. (Melbourne) in 2009 and was longlisted a copywriter in several agencies and has also written for the 2010 Miles Franklin Award. University and Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music. Suara Center for Architectural Conservation’ and Professor Pembaruan. He obtained a BA in Film at Emilie is the current Victorian state coordinator and the University of the Philippines. Suara Merdeka of Architecture. In 2004. several anthologies. Jurnal Cerpen Indonesia. as well as being longlisted for the Man refute the fact that his poems were powerful and that Booker Prize. Critics are divided on his works but none Writers Prize. critic and Hande studied International Relations at The Science researcher. teacher. Her first novel The Devil Gets The Better Of Love was published in 2006. In the 1970s. supported by the Turkish Embassy Suad Amiry Benny Arnas Palestinian Territories Indonesia Suad is a Palestinian writer and architect living lives Benny’s work has been published in Kompas. Koran in Ramallah where she is the director of the ‘Riwaq Tempo. University of London. Australian Poetry Centre and spoken word editor for an as well as visiting lectureships at London Metropolitan online literary journal. lyrics. Sutardji states his intention of liberating words from meaning. independent curator. his works revitalised the country’s won the Whitbread Award and a Commonwealth poetic world. Yason Banal is an artist. Tash Aw Sutardji Calzoum Bachri Malaysia Indonesia Taiwanese born Tash Aw is the author of The Harmony Born in 1941 in Rengat.

Jon is the author of short stories and plays for stage and radio. Caroline Baum Australia Caroline is a respected journalist and broadcaster. Caroline is a reviewer and feature writer for national papers and magazines .. Greg Barton Australia Greg is the Herb Feith Research Professor for the Study of Indonesia at Monash University. Writers’ Bios 49 . Gus Dur: the authorized biography of Abdurrahman Wahid. Melbourne Writers’ Festival Poetry Idol. His latest collection of poetry is Dancing in the Lifeboat. His new book Islam’s Other Nation: Faith in a Democratic Indonesia. Jakarta. England. is available from Equinox Publishing. His debut novel. Ezra Bix Australia Ezra is the winner of the Victorian state final of the Australian Poetry Slam and third and second-place getter in the national final at the Sydney Opera House. Melbourne. will be published by Black Inc. A judge of several major literary awards. but is now a permanent resident in Australia under a Distinguished Talent visa. a documentary about Australian crime writer Arthur Upfield for SBS Television . She was the founding editor of Good Reading Magazine in Australia and a presenter for ABC TV and Foxtel. Jon Bauer Australia John was originally from Surrey. She co- wrote and produced In Search of Bony. He has been a finalist in the Leadbetter Cup and won the grand final of The Age. Rocks in The Belly was published by Scribe in August 2010.

Ann’s book. She has a strong background in My Favourite Book programme and now has her dream literature as well as being a NIDA graduate and has job as host of ABC TV’s First Tuesday Book Club. of Russian poetry overseas. fun and educational. She reviews and the Final Days of Somerset. Stephen Carleton Jo Case Australia Australia Stephen is the winner of the 2004/5 Patrick White Jo is books editor of The Big Issue and a former deputy Playwright’s Award with his play Constance Drinkwater editor of the Australian Book Review. She later hosted the ABC’s successful Bay Writers Festival. Jeni escaped from business life as National newspaper in Melbourne. under the pseudonym Ruboko Sho and became an Adventures of the Treasure Fleet. Morning Herald. Oleg is the Chairman of highest children’s book award in 2009. At the age of 23. Ann’s goal “PUSHKIN in BRITAIN ” (Since 2003). 50 Writers’ Bios . Playwriting Australia and the production skills that are sharp and always on point. who use hip hop as a tool to break down stereotypes Alex has had over 60 ten minute plays produced in and misconceptions. had an extensive corporate career. Australian National Playwright’s Conference. which was also regularly for the Melbourne Age and the Sydney shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award (QTC). and author of 9 books of prose and Ann has written many books for children on poetry. It will be performed as a rehearsed reading during the Festival. was awarded Taiwan’s international bestseller. The Brothahood Alex Broun Australia Australia The Brothahood consists of five Australian rappers One of the world’s leading ten minute playwrights. the largest forum is to create book and story readings that are lively. They created a whole new theme nearly 500 productions all over the world He has to the Australian hip hop scene whilst maintaining hip had plays workshopped and developed by the Sydney hop’s core essence: taut and intelligent rhymes and Theatre Company. Oleg Borushko Ann Martin Bowler Ukraine United States Born 1958 in Ukraine. she was Events and Publicity Manager and became director posted to San Francisco as The Age’s West Coast of the Northern Rivers Writers Centre and the Byron correspondent. interactive. Jennifer Byrne Jeni Caffin Australia Australia Jennifer started as a cadet journalist with The Age In 2003. Oleg’s poetry book Erotic Tankas was released multicultural or environmental topics. and produced by the company in July 2006. He is a supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade former winner of the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Scheme and Inscription (twice). He is also the winner of the 2006 New York New Dramatists’ Award. An educator the International Festival of Russian Poetry and Arts for many years before becoming a writer.

Bird. and has published numerous essays on Age of Kali won the French Prix D’Astrolabe and White Balinese society. Alit Ardi of Ubud. Her third novel This Devastating Fever is in progress and her non-fiction book. he received his Bali for more than 20 years. is receiving critical acclaim around the world. a former editor-in-chief of Latitudes Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. Apolonio Chua Sophie Cunningham Philippines Australia Champion of alternative people’s theater. She has lived in Bali since 1980 and Mughals won the Wolfson Prize for History 2003 and is married to A. Chua is a Sophie has worked in Australian publishing for fifteen director. Iwan Darmawan Louis de Bernières Indonesia United Kingdom Iwan was born in Bali. supported by National Commission for Culture and Arts Writers’ Bios 51 . literary criticism and studies Philippine literary and Her first novel. 1990 and was selected by Granta magazine as one of the Iwan had started his education at the Medical Faculty twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. and is the poetry and fiction. Through a Fulbright Grant. was published in 2009. where she opened her MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University. was shortlisted for the dramatic materials. She writes occasional journalism. Janet de Neefe Ricardo M de Ungria Australia Philippines Janet is the owner of Casa Luna and Indus restaurants Ricardo has published seven books of poetry and edited and founder of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. City of Djinns won of The Painted Alphabet. His most recent working on a novel about the serial invasions of Bali in book Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India the 20th century in the guise of tourism. for which he has won five National Book Originally from Melbourne. was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and Jakarta-Jakarta. He has served as Chancellor of the University world. A Partisan’s Daughter His essays and short stories have been published in 2008. Writers’ Prize for Best Novel. Sophie’s second supported by National Commission for Culture and Arts novel. his most recent work. won the Commonwealth Film and Television at the Jakarta Art Institute (1992). and Bali Post . actor and teacher. was published in 2009. Meanjin. His debut novel Ayu English Village. Awards. 2004 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He worked for 13 years as a Louis. anthologies.In two restaurants. who lives in Norfolk. Chua is also a published author of editor of Melbourne’s oldest literary journal. Melbourne Diaries. Notwithstanding: Stories from an Koran Tempo. Geography. published his first novel in journalist.Humour Magazine. photographer and editor for the Bali Post. will be published in early 2011. Captain of Udayana University (1987) and then at the Faculty of Corelli’s Mandolin (1994). Manda was published in early 2010.A. creative writing to undergraduates. Her memoir/cookbook Fragrant Rice (2003) is an of the Philippines in Mindanao where he now teaches account of her personal journey in Bali. She is currently the Scottish Book of the Year Prize. Voice of Reform. a novel based on a Balinese the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday tale (1992). supported by Australia Council William Dalrymple Diana Darling United Kingdom United States William was born in Scotland and is author of highly Diana is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu. Janet started the Casa Luna Cooking 1999 he moved to Davao and founded the Davao Writers School in 1992. attended by visitors from all around the Guild. Janet has lived in Ubud. Occasionally a writer of years. The magazine.

She has also published short story collections. It was Asia) is a Filipino playwright who writes in Tagalog. novels. won the 2007 Man Booker Prize for food for over 5 years for magazines and newspapers Fiction. about the BBC master chef competition in 2001 in the UK. Nguyen Qui Duc Daniel Ducrou Vietnam Australia Nguyen Qui Duc was born in Vietnam and lived abroad Daniel was born in Adelaide and The Byron Journals is for more than 30 years before coming to Ha Noi in his first novel. to cover major events in Asia. Paul A Dumol Ali Cobby Eckermann Philippines Australia Paul (associate professor of History and past Vice Ali’s first book of poetry little bit long time was published President for Academic Affairs of the University of by Aust Poetry Centre and sold out in months. iJakarta. was published in Motherhood (2004). where she lives and years ago teaching cooking classes. anthologies especially in conjunction with national was shortlisted for the Prix Méditerranée étranger and international literary events. The Gathering (2007). Asia. He was appointed Senior Editor. a national public radio program focusing Literary Award. Since 1997. supported by Australia Council Kurnia Effendi Najat El Hachmi Indonesia Spain Born in Central Java. for KQED’s / Vogel Literary Prizeand the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Pacific Time. In 2004 she published a book entitled winning eight. including collections of poetry. entering them in dozens She has a degree in Arab Studies from the University of writing competitions through the 1980s. He lives in Melbourne. She has been writing about wayward brother. Petty participated works. and was Highly Commended for the Marion supported by National Commission for Culture and Arts Eldridge Award in 2009. translated into many languages. Her fourth novel. The novel. stories and poetry in 1978. Her first book. First Prize Dymocks Red Earth Poetry Award to be produced today in various parts of the Philippines. He reprinted by Picaro Press. Written in 1968. finishing her new and eagerly awaited novel. it continues in 2006. Nguyen guided a team of correspondents in Asia and the U. She a large Irish family gathering for the funeral of a returned to Jakarta in 2002. he has 2009. Kurnia began writing short Najat was born in Morocco and now lives in Spain. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Australian 2006.S. and explore Asia’s relations with North America. NT in 2008. she is short stories and essays. has been published 12 books. As its founding supported by Byron Bay Writers Festival host and producer of the program since 2000. Making Babies: Stumbling into cuisine. His work has been published in a range Jo També sóc Catalana. supported by Hivos Petty Elliot Anne Enright Indonesia Ireland Petty Elliott’s fascination for food and cookery began 10 Anne Enright was born in Dublin. and a memoir. originally written in Catalan. provincial Indonesian food. November 2009. Her first novel L’últim Patriarca of print media publications and compiled in numerous (Planeta. on Asian and Asian American affairs. She has won several awards is author ofthe one-act Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio including First Prize in ATSI Survival Poetry competition (The Trial of Mang Serapio). Currently. 2008) won the Ramon Llull Prize in 2008. eventually of Barcelona. 52 11 . Papaya flower Manadonese and a book of essays.

10 Writers’ Bios 53 .

He is currently based in Kampala. linguistic uniqueness and overwhelming passion to re. In 2009. Cherbourg Ioannis Gatsiounis left his native NY in 2002 to live in Aboriginal Reserve. English “contemporary Portrait of the Muslim as a Young Man. a tale of growing up and com (2006) and launched Makkunrai. Her two books of poems. gender awareness football (which was nominated for a Red Dot Award by programs through literature and art of the stage with a the International Schools Library Network. Marjorie Evasco Born in Tagbilaran City on the island Dominican Republic. 2008) and Maiasaura (June. Ali Eteraz Marjorie Evasco Pakistan Philippines Born in Lahore in 1980. Pakistan and the United of Bohol in the Visayas. 2004) and Pengantin Baru (Newleyweds. where he continues to write fiction and write supported by Australia Council for top international media. a visceral collection of short fiction set in Southeast territorialized Aboriginal language culture and meaning Asia and the west. recipient of the 2010 Nautilus Book Award and listed Dreamweavers: Selected Poems 1976-1986 (1986) and among the 2009 ‘Books of the Year’ by New Statesman. where he achieved international recognition speaker. Ali Eteraz is the author of Children of Dust. and raised in Saudi Arabia. Lionel Fogarty Ioannis Gatsiounis Australia Malaysia Born on Wakka Wakka land at Baramabah. an founded the citizens journalism site www. Uganda. invited to document the National Apology in Canberra in 2008. a Evasco writes poetry in two languages. a process that Sapardi Djoko Damono two music title Gadis Kecil(Little culminated in her being one of the ten photographers Girl. he added a for Indigenous Rights in Australia and overseas. Brown born and raised in Makassar. His new dimension to his journalistic writing with the poetry art work and oral presentation illustrates his publication of Velvet and Cinder Blocks (ZI Publications). In words and images has published two collections of short stories.” and Cebuano-Visayan. Reda Gaudiamo Juno Gemes Indonesia Australia Reda Gaudiamo is a short story writer and graduate of Juno Gemes is one of Australia’s most celebrated French Literature at the University of Indonesia. social landscape of Australia. published a collection of short stories in Indonesian Shamini also writes children’s books with cultural and Makkunrai (March. She environmental themes including The Seeds of Time. a Murri spokesperson for his penetrating journalism. environmental fantasy and Ten. in the Phillippines Marjorie States. She contemporary photographers.panyingkul. supported by National Commission for Culture and Arts Lily Yulianti Farid Shamini Flint Indonesia Singapore Lily Yulianti Farid story writer and journalist who was Her Inspector Singh novels are published by Little. she has spent 40 years documenting the changing Bisik (Whispers. 54 . which speaks for Aboriginal people of Australia. Ochre Tones: Poems in English and Cebuano (1999) both won the National Book Award for Poetry from the Manila Critics’ Circle. 2008). poet writer and artist. Bisik. 2005) and becoming Dew (2007). She has also released two CDs setting poems by and struggles of Aboriginal Australians. and in particular the lives 2008). Lionel has been a prominent active Jakarta.) stage actor/director Luna Vidya. She has and have been translated into numerous languages. South Sulawesi.

(the language of Theravada Buddhist scripture). where he held the Boden Chair of writing style. he has Shehani Gomes gave up her degree in Law after a short been President of the Pali Text Society and has lived in spell as a journalist. on retiring from the Chair of Sanskrit. small business and as a journalist and publisher. business celebrating the capacity of words to enrich He was born and educated in Australia and lives in our lives by supporting the development of writers’ Sydney. copywriter and sometime Bob Gosford wandered north into Australia’s Northern pub-musician in Kuala Lumpur before he quit his job in Territory in 1984 and has roamed around the 2005 to go travelling and write his first novel – Devil’s backblocks of that far-flung corner of the country-and Place. spoken word and plays were short listened in the Walkley Book Award. Wollongong and supported by the Walkley Foundation and DFAT’s AII Melbourne. She is an investment analyst living a Sinhalese village. Currently since. Paul Ham Selena Hanet-Hutchins Australia Australia Paul Ham is the author of the highly acclaimed Kokoda Selena Hanet-Hutchins is an author and freelance (2004) and Vietnam: The Australian War (2007) and the editor who runs Texture. He loves both teaching and doing International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2010 and research. Writers’ Bios 55 . It was nominated for the prestigious Sanskrit for 28 years. having spent several years working in Britain and editors’ skills in publishing. as Europe and the USA. a broad-scope editing Australia correspondent of the London Sunday Times. which he’s been saying for the last three years. He is currently working on a book on Australian working on a sequel. He published by the Perera-Hussein Publishing House. She is head of the Cultural culture and the Mediterranean at conferences in pages for the prestigious “An Nahar” newspaper. University of Malta. have been performed in Sydney.ever soon to be translated and published. his first album and possibly a Aboriginal bird knowledge and another on the death of movie. Adrian Grima is the coordinator of in the literature and arts of the body. He has read papers on literature. a controversial Arabic magazine specialized academic studies. the Mediterranean cultural organization Inizjamed. in Sri Lanka. translator and journalist. Richard Gombrich Shehani Gomes United Kingdom Sri Lanka In 2004. His other publications include (the “Arab Booker”) and the editor-in-chief of Jasad anthologies of contemporary Maltese literature and magazine. His greatest interest is in Buddhism and Pali short-listed for Sri Lanka’s prestigious Gratiaen Prize. Selena’s poetry. Brian Gomez Bob Gosford Malaysia Australia Brian Gomez was a journalist. he Shehani Gomes’ first novel Learning to Fly was founded the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. Both Kokoda and Vietnam community. taught Indian religions and languages for 40 years at and received much praise for its rich and unique Oxford University. He also writes poems and short well as the administrator of the IPAF literary prize stories for children. which was published in Malaysia in 2008 and is as many other parts of the world as he can get to. a young black man at the hands of 5 white boys in Alice Springs in mid-2009. Adrian Grima Joumana Haddad Malta Lebanon Adrian Grima teaches Maltese Literature at the Joumana Haddad is a renowned Lebanese poet. in Italy.

He is former special Jamie James is an American author and journalist. Apart Council. script Mohd is a writer and musician. a graduate of the Iowa Writers Sumatra and studied architecture at the Sebelas Workshop. music scene as creator of honest music. Chris is a director of Mata Angin Theatre at Airlangga University. National Geographic Adventure. the who has lived in Indonesia since 1999. He is the Southeast Asia bureau (2002-2005). Singapore (2005). the Australian Film Television and Radio from his writing. He is known in the Malaysian independent worked collaboratively on many cross-cultural projects. has songwriter. South at The University of Iowa. of course. Men’s Journal. His most recent work national literary competitions and published novels is the nonfiction book Do-Over: in which a forty-eight. and two novels. Free Love. student (2006). Julie Janson Mohd Jayzuan Australia Malaysia Julie is a playwright. He has toured Southeast Asia. criticism. Air Mata Mata Air Kumari. producer. He a manager of the Surabaya Literary Forum (FSBS). two albums School Literature Board Attachment and two Asialink and some compilations. He has National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). collection of his short stories. is his first book. and major international newspapers. poet and singer- editor. summer Pandaya Sriwijaya. and the author or eight award-winning Maret University in Surakarta. he including the Developing Writer’s Fellowship. Chris Hanley W Hariyanto Australia Indonesia Chris Hanley is the founder and still chair of the W.He has won several works of nonfiction and fiction. is also a writer across a range of genres from short and editor for the Publishing Institute of the East Java fiction to business articles. Perjalanan Menuju Cahaya and year-old father of three returns to kindergarten. the Spheres and The Snake Charmer. businessman with a passion for books and words. correspondent for the Washington Post newspaper. Media Indonesia. With his Julie has received numerous grants and fellowships current band. and travel essays to (2005 to 2006 ) and University of Melbourne. the prom. and a camp. Haryanto writes poetry. Australia sings of fun. The Atlantic Monthly. love. including Lama Fa. His works have been published in a festival. Literature Residencies in Indonesia. supported by Hivos Robin Hemley Yudhi Herwibowo United States Indonesia Robin is the Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program Yudhi Herwibowo was born in Palembang. both playing solo as Mohd Jayzuan and with his band. essays and plays. Law School The New Yorker. God and. are soon to be published. 56 Book Launches . supported by Hivos Noor Huda Ismail Jamie James Indonesia United States Noor was born in Yogyakarta in 1972. indie rock/noise pop act. He is also a Byron Bay Writers Festival in Australia. Ubud is his second favorite Literary Council. he has released an EP. friendship. and other embarrassments (Hachette. 2009) He frequently lives in and writes about Asia. visiting scholar author of six nonfiction books. Temanku Teroris [My Friend the Terrorist] Condé Nast Traveler. Jawa Pos. and assessor in Sydney and internationally. including The Music of at the Rajaratnam School of International Relations. and Koran Tempo. number of Indonesian newspapers such as Kompas. His next novel Untung Surapati. screenwriter. assistant researcher at the Centre Andrew & Joey: A Tale of Bali and The Java Man. Paris contributed profiles.

com Writers’ Bios 57 . a journey he later described in his book Red Dust. 1994). winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. Keneally has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize on four occasions before winning the prize in 1982 with Schindler’s Ark (Australia. One of Australia’s most successful contemporary writers. At 30. Sydney. Ma Jian China Ma Jian was born in China and worked as a watch- mender and a painter of propaganda boards and was later assigned a job as a photojournalist for a state- run magazine. he left work and travelled across China. As proprietor of S K Publishing. writer and trainer who works with writers and publishing houses in a range of genres. Thomas Keneally Australia Thomas is the award-winning author of twenty-six works of fiction and eight works of non-fiction.bawabali. Monkey Forest 100X. Mark Jensen Australia Mark Jensen is the Executive Chef of Red Lantern Vietnamese Restaurant in Surry Hills. supported by Global Jaya International School Shelley Kenigsberg Australia Shelley Kenigsberg is a prominent freelance editor. Shelley has mentored many authors. Jl. Ubud. in Sydney. edited a range of books and been a panellist and presented courses at literary festivals and writers’ centres in Australia and in Indonesia. He left Beijing for Hong Kong in 1987 but continued to travel to China. which was later adapted into the film Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg. Japan and South Phone: +62 361 977217 or +62 81 1389004 Africa. notably to support the pro-democracy activists in Tiananmen Square in 1989. He also appears regularly on Ready Steady Cook. Network Ten and conducts Vietnamese cooking classes at culinary schools throughout Australia. Bali www.

Etgar is the most popular writer among Israel’s young (Scribe 2009) and the short story collection Dark Roots generation. She was publications such as Sinar Pagi. Bomb. supported by Hivos Nusya Kuswatin Andrew Lam Indonesia Vietnam Nusya Kuswatin is a freelance writer. including the poetry collection. and winner of the California Book Pos. The Guardian. Suara Riau. Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the the column ’Ngrumpi’ under the name Nusya Margono. the study Babu Fictions: Alienation independent hip hop artists. Where Parallel the East Bay. both of which were shortlisted for the have received international acclaim. Lampung Literary Peace Prize. and was supported by Australia Council awarded the Israeli Oscar Keret lectures in the Hebrew Literature department at Ben Gurion University. She began her Born in Vietnam. Padang a finalist for the National Book Award and the Dayton Express. Andrew Lam is a writer and an editor career as an East Java regional correspondent with with New America Media. poetic rhymes Award. from Bihar. won First Award at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010. Grand stories have been published in a number of print media Street. won the Pen American “Beyond the Between 2005 – 2007 she periodically wrote articles for Margins” Award in 2006.K. India. His books are bestsellers in Israel and (Scribe 2006). writing about social issues for founded. Hary B Kori’un Rachel Kushner Indonesia United States Hary was born in Central Java but was raised on a Rachel’s debut novel. His honours and prizes include the All India are reminiscent of Talib Kweli and Black Thought (The Poetry Prize (awarded by the Poetry Society and the Roots) and an era of hip-hop often thought to have been British Council) and honorary fellowship (for creative lost. the New York Times. Le Monde. Mutiara. Vietnamese Diaspora. an association of over 2000 Kompas and then in 1994 became a columnist for ethnic media organizations in America. His short have appeared in Fence. His short stories are widely published and supported by Cafe Havana awarded. Her fiction and essays history at Andalas University in Padang. Over 40 short movies have been Prize for Fiction and won the NSW People’s Choice based on his stories. Riau Pos.A.The World New York Times. was a finalist for plantation in Rimbo Bujang. His movie. Pekanbaru Pos. Prize at several international film festivals. His current book East Eats West: Kompas about domestic life from the perspective of Writing in Two Hemispheres was published September women and lower middle-class families. California. Haluan. writing) of the Baptist University of Hong Kong. He studied the National Book Award in 2008. The Paris Beneath was also shortlisted for the Christina Stead Review and Zoetrope. Published in The Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. the Bay Area’s socially in Indian English Novels (2001) and the novel The Bus conscious and innovative culture is represented Stopped (2004). Singgalang. and Award in Fiction. is the author of various Joseph Kim A. Riau Mandiri. which he co- Surya’s Sunday edition. Telex from Cuba. His book. 2010. Mighty Joe was born and raised in books. The Believer. Skin Deep. Cate Kennedy Etgar Keret Australia Israel Cate is the author of the novel The World Beneath. supported by Hivos 58 Writers’ Bios . Sriwijaya Pos. which was short-listed for the Encore powerfully in his music. and Artforum. His complex. Long the breeding ground for Lines Meet (2000). in Jambi. Tabish Khair Joe Kim India United States Tabish.

She began writing to Germany to perform in ‘Poetry on The Road’ at 2001. resided for several months writes regularly for online magazines and appears on the bestseller lists. chapter to 2004’s Australian best-seller. His latest book False Prophet. published in Indonesia by Saritaksu Editions. Le is the fiction editor of the Harvard Review. regularly around the world on radio. Dewi. a Grand Prix winner of the prestigious “Pushkin dozen major prizes. freelance journalist. year’ lists around the world. supported by Hivos Writers’ Bios 59 . Russia. and essays at New Dark Age. Leak was invited to The female vocal trio Rida. There he spent his childhood and all the war years. including two audio anthologies. Galina Lazareva Nam Le Russia Australia Galina was born in Moscow. In 2002. photographer and blogger. urban. The Boat has been translated into thirteen languages and its stories widely anthologised. His best-selling book is on his travels Skitac na valovima. is his first book written in English. Martin Janskowski matter and mind. author. Her work has appeared in more than 30 poetry anthologies. literary programs travelling through Indonesia with WS spiritual pathfinders who try to bridge the gap between Rendra & Brigitte Olenski (2002). with the first episode of her novel. including being selected for the supported by Australia Council prestigious Iowa International Writing Program. Antony contributed a major After studying law he set off to travel the world. My Israel Question. writing down his experiences as he went. made over thirty ‘best books of the in Britain” contest. supported by Indonesian Heritage Society Antony Loewenstein Berislav Loncarevic Australia Croatia Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based independent Berislav Loncarevic was born 1971 in Zagreb. published in Croatia the Israel/Palestine conflict. Book about John! on the Middle East. Hamburg University & Passau University. selling in phenomenal numbers and (2006 and 2008) and Berthold Damhauser (2010). documentarian. short stories. He by Profil International. She is an Nam was born in Vietnam and raised in Melbourne. and has several national and international published to international acclaim. Croatia. 1973. and novels Gilgamesh and The Good the age of 16. Dewi Lestari is famous as one third of the Indonesian theater and music. and was an international bestseller. achieving cult status among young Indonesian readers. He divides his time between Australia and abroad. He has which explores the existential quests of young. She has since been published in Indonesia Parents. collected together as The Medy started writing poetry. received over a poetry. known female writer in Indonesia. Joan London Medy Lukito Australia Indonesia Joan London’s stories. emerging Russian translator of English and Icelandic Australia. Sosiawan Leak Dewi Lestari Indonesia Indonesia Sosiawan was born in Solo. honours to her credit. Not Happy. The Boat. Supernova. Sita. His first book. as well as the best International Poetry Festival Indonesia and in 2003. have all won major Australian prizes and been and beyond . He works in literature.

French. Anna Moi Frank Moorhouse Vietnam Australia Born in Saigon. Unreasonable Man (2009) has been very well received. Smyrna was shortlisted for Whelan novel due for publication in 2011. he established a based in Singapore. Thai. NSW. career as a cadet journalist on the Sydney Daily aiming at becoming a journalist. She speaks many languages Gold Medal for 1989. English. a ficitonalised humour and an acute sense of Melbourne’s political account of his father’s emigration from Greece to and cultural nuances. his debut feature length film titled ‘The Insomniac’ last year. Germany. and began his writing Anna studied history at the University of Nanterre. Aku Hendak Pindah Rumah. the Miles Franklin Award. based on his East Whelan series is characterised by a strong sense of Timor experience. filmmaker and painter his passion in reading and writing. Finland and the U. He has published three poetry anthologies. and Smyrna (Penguin).com) is South China Morning Post. Rumah Kenangan. Perempuan. and is a regular contributor 2009). magazines and anthologies. Vietnam. the author of The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a He has moderated at the Man Hong Kong International Nonfiction Book Proposal and the editor of The Portable Literary Festival. Japanese supported by Australia Council and some German. Cinta yang set to make a film based on the book. His award-winning and much loved Murray The Children Must Dance (Penguin). the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. been published in the UK.S. but soon migrated Telegraph. She then worked as one non-fiction book. Shane Maloney Tony Maniaty Australia Australia Shane Maloney is one of Australia’s most popular Tony has published four books. M Aan Mansyur Madhav Mathur Indonesia Singapore M Aan was born in Bone.. In 1992 she moved back to Vietnam. South Sulawesi. number of university publishing courses. with theseventh and final Murray Australia in the 1930s. The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a sessions are pitched somewhere between a Parisian Nonfiction Book Proposal has been adopted for use in a literary salon and the circus. Madhav released Marah and a novel. His latest book is Shooting Balibo (Allen Lane/Penguin. Japan. Writers’ Conference: Your Guide to Getting and Staying Bali. and later moving to France. 60 Writers’ Bios . His first book The Diary of an literacy community called “Biblioholic” in Makassar. He is currently working on completing his second book and feature film. France. the Singapore Writers’ Festival and the Shanghai Published and The American Directory of Writer’s International Literary Festival. Shane has Australia’s top literary prize. Hujan Critically acclaimed Indian director Anurag Kashyap is Rintih-Rintih. his highly personal account of reporting the to newspapers. including the novels novelists. He likes to think his Guidelines. founder of Quill Driver Books Literary Review and a former Literary Editor of the and The Write Thought (TheWriteThought.He has won a number of literary a fashion designer in Paris and Bangkok and lived prizes including the Australian Literature Society’s for some time in Tokyo. including Vietnamese. Frank was born in Nowra. He has written twelve books of fiction and towards the fashion industry. Following Madhav Mathur is a writer. Stephen McCarty Steve Blake Mettee Hong Kong United States Stephen McCarty is the Editor in Chief of the Asia Stephen Blake Mettee. conflict in East Timor. both based in Hong Kong. Britain.

com. wetink. read Wet Ink and colour your world www. au Writers’ Bios 61 .

literary criticism. supported by Hivos Sarah Murray Ruby Murray United Kingdom Australia Sarah Murray is a longtime Financial Times contributor Ruby J Murray is a writer. Northern Territory. Australia many awards including the WA & NSW Premier’s is of Malaysian-Australian heritage. and co-founder and author of Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to of the-democracy-project. Every translations.org. essays and stories a difficult year suspended in Thailand to await their during the war. She lived in Indonesia from 2009-2010. Her first book. Harvest. journals. He has also run creative workshops in and in schools. his fiction supported by Arts NT appeared in the anthologies Gonjong 1 and Potret in conjunction with competitions held by Padang State University and Deakin University in Australia. won the 2008 David Unaipon Award and curator. libraries and institutions. He writes fiction. In 2000 and 2001. Airlangga University Surabaya in on the banks of the Mainoru River in Arnhem Land. The Lifted Brow. Her short fiction has the 21st Century. Wet Ink. recorded in Asialink Literature Resident at the University of Madras Seattle. Australia. 2001. which looks at the global movement of food and the Torpedo. She has been Aboriginal communities in remote Australian towns. he served in the Army of Bosnia and War ended in 1975. Eat. the Nguyen family Body Strikes was published in 1995. her family fled the Communist Herzegovina and worked as a journalist with BH press. politics and culture. Marie Munkara was born Faculty of Letters. art and theatre reviews and is a fine art Secret Thing. supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Senadin Musabegovic Pauline Nguyen Bosnia and Herzegovina Australia Senadin was born in Sarajevo. Imam Muhtarom Marie Munkara Indonesia Australia Iman was born in Blitar and graduated from the Of Rembarranga descent. 62 Writers’ Bios . After spending He began publishing his poetry. magazines and anthologies. where she worked in public information for an international development agency based in Jakarta. The Massive EP. Kirsty Murray Omar Musa Australia Australia Kirsty’s novels have won and been short-listed for Omar is a rapper and poet from Queanbeyan. In in Sydney Pauline’s parents ran a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Cay Du. His first collection of poems entitled refugee status from Australia. in south India. staying at Westbridge Migrant hostel. book reviews. a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria and an His first hip-hop record. the Incredible Journeys of the Food We appeared in Meanjin. USA was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. The Sleepers Almanac. He has won Awards and the NSW Premier’s History Award. arrived in Sydney in 1978. Ruby’s political commentary appears in Australian newspapers and on-line. When the Vietnam of Sarajevo. His work has been published extensively in the 2010 Territory Read NT Book of the Year Award. researcher. and various other impact it has made on economics. During the siege Pauline was born in Saigon Vietnam. journals and newspapers. She numerous awards including the Australian Poetry Slam has toured Australia and the world promoting creative in 2008 and the British Council’s Realise Your Dream writing and books for young people at many festivals award in 2007. regime and escaped in a boat by sea.

fashion photographer. John international context. leadership art practice in a national. playwright. Melbourne. He is one of the 100 Filipino recipients was during this period that Chris’s film work and the of the 1898-1998 Centennial Artists Awards of the documentation of the country’s rich oral traditions Cultural Center of the Philippines. O’Sullivan balances the duality of which aims to situate contemporary Australian being with inspired finesse. hard-line moslem groups accused that it was a visual interpretation of the Holy Trinity and/or the Virgin Mary. West Java. lyricist. soul searching…part poet. and GAYa NUSANTARA. with Hil and Wilson). Through vision. It and trainer. Dédé Oetomo Mike Otterman Indonesia United States Dédé co-founded Lambda Indonesia. General Manager. In 2005 he began working in an painter. and arguably the Fellow at Monash University. and psychic journalist Timorese students and British filmmaker Max Stahl. Asia Pacific and broader and a strong commitment. in 1987. to award-winning glory internationally in his seven related imagery of renowned Australian photographer years at the helm. Maurice O’Riordan John O’Sullivan Australia Ireland Maurice O’Riordan is editor of Art Monthly Australia. Sara Niner Nyoman Nuarta Australia Indonesia Sarah is an Endeavour Fellow and Adjunct Research Nyoman is a Bandung based sculptor. part hotel Australia’s leading visual arts monthly magazine general manager. 2009). the based in NewYork City. of the Struggle for Independent Timor-Leste (Australian which was torn down by the local administration after Scholarly Publishing. She is the most celebrated sculptor in contemporary Indonesia. Bill Henson. Australia. Introspective. in 1982. training and mentoring Beyond (Pluto Press/Melbourne University Publishing Indonesian LGBTIQ activists and others concerned with 2007) and Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage studying sexuality critically. game audiovisual archive centre founded by a group of East designer. Chris Parkinson Tony Perez Australia Philippines Chris spent four years living and working in East Timor Tony is a creative writer. fiber artist. He American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and is now undertaking research. poet. (Pluto Press 2010. sculptor.The magazine played a particular O’Sullivan has taken the two Four Seasons Bali resorts role in the controversy surrounding the nude child. 2000) and author of Xanana: Leader Girls) in a housing complex at Bekasi. He is the author of two books: longest running Indonesia gay organization. 10 Writers’ Bios 63 . editor of To Resist is to Win: the Autobiography of Xanana He created the controversial Garuda Wisnu Kencana Gusmão with selected letters and speeches (Aurora (GWK). from 2004 to 2008. portraitist. Indonesia’s first Michael is a journalist and human rights consultant gay organization. led him to focus on East Timor’s walls and the graffiti supported by National Commission for Culture and Arts that proliferated them as a new orality and storytelling technique in the country. and recently his statue Tiga Mojang (Three Books. Melbourne.

Arif Rizki Gerard Ryle Indonesia Australia Arif is from Bukittinggi and was educated at the Gerard is News Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald Thawalib Islamic School in Padang Panjang. Her first short and to share her experiences with audiences and story compilation Cari Aku di Canti also won the 2008 readers. and creative writing competitions. In 2010. His first publication professional. in national dailies land deals to blood safety. supported by Meanjin Wa Ode Wulan Ratna Irene Ritchie Indonesia Australia Wa Ode writes short stories. supported by Hivos 64 Writers’ Bios 11 . He is an active member of technology company called Firepower that rose out of Ruangsempit. She teaches Journalism Bahasa Bali. and the 2007 gamelan music. solutions for media. to Indonesia to further language and cultural studies. including the 2005 Swiss qualified as an Indonesian teacher in 2002. supported by Hivos supported the Walkey Foundation and AII Andha S Poonam Sagar Indonesia Indonesia Andha. State and Senate inquiries ranging from Singgalang and Pos Metro Padang. short stories. Indonesia. overall champion of the Editing course and runs writing workshops for the 2007 Sampoerna AGRO Poetry Reading and Writing Victorian Writers Centre and the Northern Rivers Competition and runner up of the 2007 Semarang Writers Centre. the 2005 Krakatau Short Story Award. a literary community established in 2007 nowhere to become the biggest sporting sponsor in the by a group of young Padang writers. magazines in SE Asia. In addition to writing he is also host and is a regular contributor to newspapers and active in the theatre. He writes but is best known for his previous incarnation as an poetry. Harian dozen Federal. He was out on his own in such as Kompas and Media Indonesia. Project Management 2006 when he moved to Padang. and plays. and essays. As a co-owner was in Seputar Indonesia and he went on publish of an international IT firm specializing in tailored regularly in regional and national newspapers. working as actor/ director. Poonam has had success with the Pena Kencana Foundation listed his poems ‘Duri an online radio station. country. prose and literary criticism in a number of investigative reporter. His work has led to more than a local newspapers such as Padang Ekspress. of West Sumatra. published Irene Ritchie completed a Bachelor of Letters in in local and national publications and haswon several Indonesian at Monash University. Sian Prior Ni Made Purnamasari Australia Indonesia Sian is a writer and broadcaster in radio. and on several raising questions about the validity of a mysterious fuel Indonesian literary websites. and the Harapan III short story competition and Non Fiction in RMIT’s Professional Writing and at Pusat Bahasa Jakarta. and manages a community Sikejut’ and ‘Kota Mati’ amongst the year’s 60 best portal for Indians in Indonesia. research into the practices of Islam Pusa Bahasa Folk Story Competition. poetry. Javanese society and culture and regularly supported by Hivos interviews Muslim intellectuals on Indonesian Islam. mentor and green activist. She writes for various magazines on travel in Khatulistiwa Young Talented Writer Award. She has also been a TV Indonesian poems. was runner up in the short story competition at Balai literature and popular culture. Ni Made writes poetry. Australia. National Arts Council Poetry Competition. began writing in earnest in Poonam is an IT entrepreneur. She print and online. She travels Embassy Human Rights Short Story Competition. specialising in reporting on the arts. television.

The Green Mountains Review. in addition to publishing in such places as Playboy. The Man who Turned the Lights On. as well as several large international consultancies. and received the Fiction Collective 2 Award for Innovative Writing.com. is known through her poetry short story and novels. She has held senior positions in Australia and Asia. Together with Blogger writers. amongst over 300 others internationally. He has won First Prize in the Boston Review and River Styx Short Fiction Contests. from the University of Washington in the USA. Her first book. 10 Writers’ Bios 65 . Kris Saknussemm United States Kris graduated with Distinction from Dartmouth College and holds an M.A. Pancasila University. Sarojini Indonesia Sarojini is the writer of The Concealed Secrets of the Museum Buildings in Ubud. Rosemary Sayer Australia Rosemary is an international public relations professional and author. all with gender and spirituality issues as the basis of her creative process. a biography of Sir Gordon Wu. She has a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Indonesia. Nerve. Good Lawyer. was published in 2006. USA. Cok Sawitri Indonesia Cok was born in Bali. The Southwest Review. and studied writing in Indiana University. Jakarta. Cok is also known as an activist with large network and as cultural writer with a strong background in history. the chairman of Hopewell Holdings and leading Asian infrastructure entrepreneur. Her most recent novels are Sutasoma and Janda dari Jirah. She is an accomplished painter. Bali is a a lecturer and a researcher in Architecture. The Hudson Review. she makes fictional stories about social and law matters: for example Three Colors.

and his general resentment towards culture. part-time copywriter. supported by Indonesian Heritage Society Zhang Su Li Basuki KS Sunaryono Malaysia Indonesia Zhang is the author of ‘A backpack and a bit of luck’. Her book Wars Within focuses on involvement in an institution affiliated with a fading Tempo magazine and modern Indonesian politics and political party. He has curated various contemporary Singgalang.Off The Shelf on Channel NewsAsia. George moderated literary festivals in Singapore.. published by Marshall Cavendish. Board of Asia Art Archive. Ill. President Soeharto resulted in his eight year-long imprisonment without trial in Salemba prison. Basuki ks moved to Bali in 1969 to teach at the then made it to No1 bestseller in the travel section in Udayana University’s Teacher Education Institute in Borders Kuala Lumpur. essays. Her short Design Department. He was also co-founder and director of the Indonesian Studies Summer Institute. His Revolutionary Literature. East Java. flash fiction. Cornell University. travel narrative. the University of Indonesia. 1984-1989). Writers & Readers Festival. born in Padang. who has penned hundreds of copywriting. She also conducts workshops for award-winning author. Sunaryono her first travelogue. Sri Lanka and Williams College. After a heady run with her he co-founded and was director of the University of camera. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Competition. Story Writing Competition. (ITB. Hong Kong.Y. published in various national media outlets. and also a guest winner of 2009 Balai Bahasa Padang Teenager’s Short editor of C-Arts Magazine. Jakarta. supported by Valentine Willie Fine Art supported by Hivos 66 Writers’ Bios . Bandung Institute of Technology stories have been published in Padang Ekspres. She has middle schools. Deepika returned to a career in print in 2008. novels and installments writing for children. including the prestigious Kompas and Horison. and international of 2008 and 2009 Teenager’s Short Story Writing art forums. is currently studying Indonesian contemporary art. and creative short stories. Chicago. LMCR Lip Ice Selsun Golden Award. poems. In the US. studied at the Fine Art and Psychology at State University of Padang. Su Li is a students as an inspiring professor. Sitor Situmorang Janet Steele Indonesia United States Sitor Situmorang is a critical journalist and prolific Janet is an Associate Professor at George Washington writer and one of the most important writers and poets University who writes about independent media in of the ‘Angkatan 45’. and Story Magazine. he is a prolific. and the University of Wisconsin. and Born in 1941 in Malang. Known to his Singapore for ‘travel narrative of the month’. Australia and has been a regular moderator at the Ubud Ithaca. Enin Supriyanto Maghriza Novita Syahti Indonesia Indonesia Enin is an independent curator and writer focusing on Maghriza. Deepika Shetty Toenggoel Siagian Singapore Indonesia Deepika launched Southeast Asia’s first television book Toenggoel attended Dutch and Indonesian primary and show . She was winner art shows and projects in Indonesia. Southeast Asia. and was short listed in Borders the northern coastal city of Singaraja. Wisconsin Center for Southeast Asian Studies. N.

1984-1988. respect and been translated into Catalan. Her works have them to honour and express their pride. Zero. Japanese.Thida has also written many articles and a frightening rapid pace they were losing their elders to short stories. the Blacktown FAW Regional. English. in October 2009. and the Amaranth Review Award. She won a public Lisa is the author of the acclaimed novels Heat. Past awards include: the poem exploring the shock of finding herself an older May Merrill Miller Award. In March 2010 she was thrilled to win her first Letters Award. the National Society of Arts & woman. The Last Kinection became a way for years in medical school. Macedonian. whom they 1991. Ten. short story competition. She published 60 short stories during her the cycle of life. ‘Nutches’. She went on to win the Australian Glow In The Dark is winner of the Gold Pen and Poetry Slam Competition in December 2009 with a Pacificus Foundation Awards. Sarah Taylor Lisa Teasley Australia United States Sarah began writing three years ago. and knowledge for their culture and last remaining elder. Thida completed her medical studies in their beloved grandmother. supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Writers’ Bios 67 . Glow In The Dark. published by Bloomsbury. At One. The Last Kinection Ma Thida Australia Burma Members Naomi and Joel come from a large family Surgeon and author of the books The Sunflower and belonging to the Kabbi Kabbi people of Queensland. and the award-winning story Ideas to a standing ovation at the Sydney Opera House collection. speaking competition at the Festival of Dangerous Signature and Dive. named their debut album after.

was published Michael Vatikiotis is Regional Director for the Geneva- in 1995 and later made into the award-winning film based the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Head On. with the working title Old Indonesia Hands. Minister’s Literary Awards. Renée Melchert Thorpe Mark Tredinnick United States Australia Renée is published as a journalist. Bali. In 2008 Christos includes The Spice Garden a novel on religious conflict released The Slap. He has written two books on (1999). Man Booker Prize. Fire Diary. Loaded. author of The Little Red Writing Book. Mark’s latest book is The Little Black Book of Business Writing (June 2010. and the novel Dead Europe (2005 . his monograph on the Australian film The Devil’s regional politics. His published fiction winner of The Age Novel of the Year). supported by Australia Council Christos Tsiolkas Michael Vatikiotis Australia United States Christos Tsiolkas’ first novel. supported by Australia Council 68 Writers’ Bios . His many honours include the Calibre Essay expatriates. which won the 2009 Commonwealth in Eastern Indonesia published in 2004 and Debatable Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the 2010 Land a collection of short stories on Southeast Asia. poet. his first book of poems. His other books include The Jesus Man Dialogue in Singapore. will be launched at the Festival. is a poet. essayist and nature Lontar Foundation a record of Indonesia’s long term writer. and short Mark. Political Change in Southeast Asia. She is currently researching for the Plateau and other books. Indonesian Politics Under Suharto and Playground (2003). The Blue fiction writer. 2010. Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize and The Blue She has been a resident of Hong Kong since 1989 and Plateau has been nominated for the Australian Prime now writes in Karangasem. UNSWP).

In 2002 he received bottom and Chinese in between. author. Expatriate in Bali (1979 – 80) is widely recognized as a classic. researcher who writes about Bali with the surgical precision of an academic and the warm intimacy of an insider. The novel active in the Imambonjol Theatre in Padang. Bangkok and Chennai. inventiveness (2008) and Partitur. Of Aceh and Turning emeritus in Udayana University. she has pursued a life of a scholar. supported by Hivos supported by Letterenfonds and Kingdom of Netherlands Zelfeni Wimra Teodozio Ximenes Indonesia Timor-Leste Wimra was born in the village of Sungai Nanjang. journalist. Putra Agung. We (Oratorium) Paskah (2006). a professor published an anthology in English. my colonial children’s world graduated from the Architecture Department of Atma consisted of us. winning several competitions. together with colleagues I Khatulistiwa Literary Award for Poetry in 2008 and launched global peace and anti-racism education. Writing Competition and won the first price for his first (2000). they began to appear in he participated in the Timorese National Short Novel anthologies including Batarak. Kumpulan Puisi T-IB. and Anak Agung Gde Putra Agung. Avid blogger us with his books and gardens for the past thirty years. called Ha’u Maka Lucas (I am Lucas). and was nominated for Amsterdam University. of news. His book Stranger in Paradise — the Diary of an correspondingly. Central Java and Born in 1934 in Indonesia. Active in issues concerned Karangasem royal family. he was novel written in Timorese language ‘Tetum’.as. I Left East Helmi Wirda. with a wide range of Designer and author Made Wijaya has been delighting interests including reading and travelling. Sajak-sajak Menjelang Tidur/ teached that there is always goodness. While a student. the current head of documentary film maker. Potret dan Prosa (2009). India. etc. and critically interested in how blogs (with their ability He also writes regular columns for newspaper and to traverse borders) have become an integral part magazines in Bali. and courageousness. In June 2009. He has published three collections of poetry. in 2009. Yogyakarta in 1993. After my studies at Puisi Journal’s SIH Award. commentary and analysis worldwide . Writers’ Bios 69 . Sketsa. Jakarta. Dutchmen on top. is a meticulous Tides-Song for My Sister. supported by Hivos Anak Agung Gde Putra Debra Yatim Agung Indonesia Indonesia Debra H Yatim is an activist. His poetry and short stories have been Timor and lived in Portugal from November 1995 published in many national publications and after until August 1998 for political reason. was born a prince but with education gender and environment. even if there is evil and danger. which the ‘rational’ and the ‘emotional’ are linked. Indonesians at the Jaya University. Wendoko Anne-Ruth Wertheim Indonesia Netherlands Wendoko was born in Semarang. newspapers have been in decline. I was born in East Timor in 1976 one year after the the son of farming couple Yunizar Imam Bosar and Indonesian invasion of my homeland. Narasi 34 Jam. Jeff Loewenstein Made Wijaya Australia Australian Jeff Loewenstein is a barrister.

70 Writers’ Bios 11 .

Udayana U Jl. Gautama i Sita isma 26 Minami 33 45 25 27 Mozaic SAYAN 11 Jl. y Fo joko 33 Wantilan Pura Dalem Puri Jl. Jero Jl. Raya tanan 21 Indus 22 John Hardy 23 Kori Ubud Ubud Market 29 6 ayan 24 Lotus Stage 19 Jl. M 35 Sari Organik bo 36 Smp 1 Ubud ngk 37 STIBA Saraswati ang 38 Taksu Spa Monkey Forest 39 Taman Indrakilla to Denpasar Jl. B kma 28 Neka Art Museum 30 Rai Jl. S 7 Bar Luna 23 TEGALLALANG to Kintamani 8 Bebek Bengil/Dirty Duck 27 9 Blanco Museum 4 10 Campuhan College 10 21 11 Café Havana 14 43 12 Casa Luna Resturant 13 Chedi Club 38 UBUD PETULU ri ta g 14 Citibank Lounge Jl . K riwe bu d 20 35 Jl. S 25 Maya Ubud Resort and Spa Jl. R 40 13 71 . Ray a Sang gingan 3 Amandari 4 Anhera 3 5 Ary’s Warung 44 47 ayan 6 Bali Wood 26 49 28 Jl. 48 Venue Map to Singaraja 2 1 3 Monkeys 2 Allila Ubud 34 Jl. Ray 20 Ibah Hotel a Penes 5 46 Jl. Pelia tan PELIATAN 40 Tanah Tho Gallery Jl. Ha Ray Jl. Su 29 Nomad Rest 50 39 ede 30 Pondok Pekak G an rest 31 Pundi Pundi Rest rda nom 32 Pura Dalem Ubud Jl. T 17 Four Season Sayan Hotel 32 Gandin Jl. T onke 34 Royal Pita Maha 1 a Te SINGEKERTA Jl. Dew 18 Jl.R l Sa a uwe 15 Danes Art Veranda ajen dari ya g ega 16 Fakultas Sastra Univ. Gunung Sa 7 ri Jl. 9 41 17 24 19 Honeymoon Guesthouse 36 12 Jl. S Andong 18 Gautama St. Wanara Wana 8 15 41 The Bridge 16 42 The Pond Rest 31 22 43 Thread of Life 42 37 to Batubulan 44 Tropical Bale n 45 Tut Mak eka 46 Ubud Palace 47 Uma Ubud engos 48 Undiksha Singaraja 49 Villa Gaia aya P 50 XL Sisha Lounge Jl. S Jl.

When you purchase a Four Day or you to collect pre-booked tickets. you will be issued a 2. For customers buying via you will need a Four Day Pass. The Festival offers an extensive program of FREE EVENTS.com. PayPal. Jalan Raya at ubudwritersfestival. Tickets will not be exchanged. and may not be shared or given to others. Four Day and One Day passes and appropriate identification. Please check your tickets carefully Refunds and exchanges are not upon receipt. the Rupiah is converted On Monday 4 October. to the Main Program are NON- TRANSFERABLE. Ubud. [Thursday 7 . show valid visa or Student Card or You must provide identification with NO TICKET WILL BE ISSUED. Tickets are issued to individuals by name. If you want to attend on just a Box Office will open.Sunday 10 October] Sanggingan. you will need a One Day Restaurant. 72 Tickets . One Day Pass. 3. Jalan Raya Sanggingan. Customers purchasing or This year the Festival is introducing available for collection from the collecting KITAS tickets or free wristbands as a safe and effective Festival Box Office. the Festival into Australian Dollars. opposite Indus single day. Wristbands will only be reissued on presentation of your ticket reciept 4. coloured wristband. Student tickets will be required to way to ticket the Main Program. Tickets Buying Tickets Box Office Online To attend the full program of Tickets can be purchased in person Tickets may be purchased online MAIN PROGRAM panel sessions from the Festival Office. You must wear this at all times to except upon cancellation of event. accepted at the Festival Box Office. you will need to purchase a separate Only Indonesian Rupiah will be ticket. To attend TICKETED SPECIAL Credit card facilities are available. Ubud. Indus Restaurant and Citibank Lounge. gain entry to Neka Museum. issued under any circumstance. Ticket Collection Ticket Policy Wristbands All pre-booked tickets will be 1. Limited transport is available for ticketed events. see alternative payment methods listed on our website. Please ask at the Transport Desk for details. EVENTS and WORKSHOPS. Look for the ‘star’ icon in the program. please Pass. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. Tickets are NON-EXCHANGEABLE. If you have no credit card.

000 Half Day International: Rp 500.000 Batik Workshop | Rp 550.000 the Festival is accessible to local as well as Festival Friends Only international writers and readers.000 Telex From Cuba | Rp 350.000 In Celebration of the Novel | Rp 350.000 Indonesian student: Free Literary Lunch .000 Indonesian: Rp 250.000 Kitas visa holders: Rp 600.000 Louis de Bernières | Rp 750.000 Jalan Jalan with the Poets | Rp 250.5 million A Cup of Java | Rp 350.000 International: Rp 850.Dangerous Men | Rp 750.000 Language of Offerings | Rp 350.000 Tickets 73 .000 Beyond the Red Lantern | Rp 750.000 Kitas visa holder: Rp 1.000 Sunday 10 October Kitas visa holders: Rp 350.000 One Day Pass Don’t Blame it on the Moonlight | Rp 250.800.000 Friday 8 October Indonesian: Rp 100. 200.8 million Long Table Lunch | Rp 750.000 Indonesian: Rp 400.000 Indonesian student: Free Meet the Bookers | Rp 750.000 Kate Adie & Jennifer Byrne | Rp 750.000 Market Tour & Cooking Class | Rp 350.000 Book Club Breakfast | Rp 200.000 Indonesian: Rp 150.000 Kitas visa holder: Rp 500.000 Red Lantern Cooking Class | Rp 500.000 Full Day International: Rp. Tolstoys Wife | Rp 300. Four Day Pass Thursday 7 October International: Rp 2.Ticket Prices Special Events Main Program Passes Wednesday 6 October Note there is a tiered pricing system to ensure Gala Opening | Rp 350.000 Workshops Saturday 9 October Book Club Breakfast | Rp.000 * Full Day workshops include lunch.000 Musing on Martinis | Rp 750.

74 Festival Info .

Notes Bhinneka Tunggal Ika | Harmony in Diversity 10 Notes 75 .

76 Festival Info .