Alongside literary luminaries already announced – including Ian Rankin, Tim Flannery, Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Papermoon Puppet Theatre and Eko Supriyanto – we are pleased to be welcoming Wild Swans author Jung Chang, New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester, leading Latin American writer Héctor Abad, author of the acclaimed The Dry Jane Harper, eminent poet and playwright Simon Armitage, and lifelong food traveler Joanna Savill.
Bringing together the best of Indonesia’s literary and artistic talent, we are also pleased to welcome one of Indonesia’s first feminist writers, literary icon Nh. Dini, one of the nation’s favorite poets, Joko Pinurbo, controversial writer, filmmaker and all-round badass, Djenar Maesa Ayu, and Indonesia’s leading travel writer, Trinity.
You can also browse our program of 200+ events, including lavish literary events, hands-on workshops, fiery live performances, children & youth workshops, film screenings, art exhibits, book launches, the Kitchen and more.
Beneath swaying palms and starry night skies, join thousands of creative minds as they converge for the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to connect, learn and be inspired.