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Five Minutes With… Narrative Journalist Justin Lancy

Our new interview series Five Minutes With… sees us speaking to those in the writing and publishing industry – authors, journalists, editors, biographers, translators – to discover what compelled them …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Exclamation Mark on the Body by Deasy Tirayoh

the exclamation mark on the body by deasy tirayoh The mysteries and uncertainties of young love are symbolized by an exclamation mark drawn on the body. Over moonlit New Year’s …

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Experience UWRF17 with Renaissance Tours and Robin de Crespigny

Tailor-made for literature lovers and discerning travelers, Renaissance Tours is Australia’s leading operator of special interest and cultural tours. For the first time, it will host an Asian Encounter tour …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Long Road to Peace in Aceh by Murizal Hamzah

The Long Road to Peace in Aceh by Murizal Hamzah For Hasan Tiro, founder of the Free Aceh Movement (in Indonesian Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, or GAM), Indonesia was another name …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Woman Who Picked the Rose by Dahlia Rasyad

The Woman Who Picked the Rose by Dahlia Rasyad Nun is a cynical, hard-hearted woman, though she’s endured poverty and back-breaking work all her life. Her four children suffer her wrath, …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Death of Black Crow by Sidik Nugroho

The Death of Black Crow by sidik nugroho Two deaths preface this chapter: the murder of an adulterous wife, Dr Nina, by her vengeful husband Yogi, and the suicide by hanging …

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“I promised myself the next time I attended would be as a writer” – Annabel Wilson, AAWP x UWRF16 Emerging Writers’ Prize winner

From over 100 submissions for the Australian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) x UWRF16 Emerging Writers’ Prize, Annabel Wilson’s Quire was the winning entry. Annabel won a ticket to UWF16, …

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Stories from the archipelago | Erstwhile: A Communion of Time by Joseph Rio Jovian Haminoto

Erstwhile: A Communion of Time  by Joseph rio jovian haminoto A ‘time travel’ historical novel fusing fact and fiction, mostly set in the Kingdom of Majapahit which ruled the archipelago …

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913 works submitted to the 2017 UWRF Indonesian Emerging Writers Prize

Discovering and promoting Indonesian voices is a core part of the Festival’s mission. The annual UWRF Indonesian Emerging Writers Prize is open to all emerging Indonesian writers of any genre. …

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913 Karya Masuk Penyaringan Emerging Writers Indonesia 2017

Pada bulan Februari lalu submisi pemilihan Emerging Writers Indonesia tahun 2017 resmi ditutup. Seleksi Emerging Writers Indonesia ini adalah sebuah program khusus UWRF untuk menemukan calon bintang-bintang sastra masa depan …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Monkey Handler by Boni Chandra

The monkey handler by boni chandra A small village of coconut plantation owners is unsettled by the sudden disappearance of its star monkey handler. The villagers rely on the handler’s …

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Stories from the archipelago | Death Duel by Arung Wardana Ellhafifie

Death Duel by Arung Wardana Ellhafifie In the dusk-golden rice fields and dark forests of Sumenep, the eastern regency of Madura off East Java’s northern coast, through ancient martial arts and …

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Bekerja untuk Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati sebagai Desainer full-time

Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati, sebuah yayasan nirlaba yang menaungi Ubud Writers & Readers Festival dan Ubud Food Festival sedang mencari individu-individu kreatif untuk bergabung dengan tim di balik layar sebagai …

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Stories from the archipelago | Tree of Desire by Ni Putu Rastiti

Tree of desire by Ni putu rastiti Sukri, a scrap salvager from Denpasar, is devoted to his wife and three children. His is a story of longing, unfulfilled desires, and …

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Stories from the archipelago | I & A by Azri Zakkiyah

I & A by azri zakkiyah The story of Agam, the photocopy man who works on the corner of Campus, and Inai, the entrepreneurial creative arts student from the Product …

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‘Origins’ atau ‘Asal muasal’ akan menjadi tema Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2017

Pencinta sastra dan seni dari seluruh dunia akan kembali berkumpul di sentral seni dan budaya Pulau Bali, Ubud, untuk merayakan tahun ke-14 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) pada tanggal …

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AAWP x UWRF17 Emerging Writers Prize Open Now

Are you an emerging writer based in Australasia? Would you like to travel to the UWRF17 for a once-in-a-lifetime literary experience, plus have the opportunity to see your work published …

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A tribute to the mother: UWRF17 poster revealed

A tribute to the mother as the giver of life and all things, we are proud to unveil our poster for the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, returning to …

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We return to our ‘Origins’: UWRF17 theme announcement

From 25-29 October, the world’s leading authors, artists, thinkers and performers will converge on the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to share ideas and stories under the banner of …

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Pembukaan Seleksi Emerging Writers Indonesia 2017

Untuk melanjutkan keberhasilan Festival dalam menemukan calon-calon bintang sastra Indonesia, UWRF kembali membuka seleksi karya Emerging Writers Indonesia untuk ditampilkan pada 25-29 Oktober  2017. UWRF akan memilih 15 penulis emerging Indonesia yang kehadiran serta partisipasinya …

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