Mem Fox


Mem Fox is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies (Flinders University, South Australia), and also Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author.  Her first publication, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book in Australia.  It is 30 years old this year (2013) and is still available in hard-back. She has written many other internationally best-selling books for children […]

Tim Cope


Tim Cope is an award-winning adventurer, author and filmmaker with a special interest in the traditional cultures of Central Asia and Russia. He has studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish subarctic, ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, and rowed a boat along the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Tim’s […]

Rolf de Heer


Director Rolf de Heer has been writing (and directing) feature films for 30 years now, and in that time he’s managed to complete 14 of them (there are numbers of others that haven’t been completed, one way or the other). The films are usually low of budget but high in impact; despite conventional wisdom that […]

Eimear McBride


Eimear McBride grew up in the west of Ireland and studied acting at Drama Centre London. Her 20s were spent temping and travelling. At 27 she wrote her first novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and spent the next decade attempting to have it published. It was finally picked up by a small press […]

Deborah Baker


Deborah Baker is a writer who lives in Brooklyn and Goa. In Extremis, her biography of the American modernist poet Laura Riding, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. After working as a book editor in New York, she wrote A Blue Hand: The Beats in India, a narrative of Allen Ginsberg’s travels in India […]

Erik Meijaard


Erik has worked in Indonesia as a conservation scientist since 1992. He is a prolific writer on environmental conservation issues, both as an accomplished scientist and as a popular writer for Indonesian and international newspapers. Erik’s books include one of the first comprehensive species conservation books in Indonesia, Our Vanishing Relative, on orangutans and their […]

Rodney Glick


Rodney Glick is a Co-Founder of Seniman Industries, a creative collective specialising in award winning coffee studios, roasteries, product design, interiors and consulting. He is a certified coffee ‘Q’ Grader by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Coffee Master at Seniman Coffee Studio, Ubud.

Casa Luna Cooking School


The Casa Luna Cooking School is Bali’s first official cooking school that was named by The Australian as among the world’s top 100 cooking schools. Lead by Janet DeNeefe and her team they have been sharing recipes and local food culture since 1992.

Mandif Warokka


Chef Mandif is an award-winning, innovative chef and restaurateur who established the first Michelin Star Restaurant in Indonesia. He now heads the kitchen at Bali’s celebrated Teatro Gastroteque Restaurant in Seminyak.

Penelope Williams


Penelope Williams is the owner and executive chef of Bali Asli restaurant and cooking school in East Bali. After an apprenticeship at the Savoy in London, she worked for 12 years in Sydney, three-years as Executive Chef at the Alila Manggis Hotel East Bali before the birth of Bali Asli.

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