Writers

From Indonesia to Iran, Canada to South Korea, the Philippines to Pakistan and dozens of countries in between, the full lineup of authors, artists, thinkers and performers converging for the 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival from 25–29 October is now live.


A. Nabil Wibisana

A. Nabil Wibisana is a poet, essayist and editor. His work has been published in various newspapers, and his poems have been included in anthologies Pengantin Langit, Ratapan Laut Sawu, …

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Abdul Aziz Rasjid

Abdul Aziz Rasjid is the winner of Sayembara Esai Sastra Bulan Bahasa 2010 from Pusat Bahasa Kementerian Pendidikan Nasional. Other than working as a journalist for Merdeka.com, he writes essays …

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Ade Ubaidil

Ade Ubaidil majors in Computer Systems at the University of Serang Raya in Cilegon, West Java. A number of his stories have been published, including Air Mata Sang Garuda, Kafe …

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Adriaan van Dis

A household name in the Netherlands, Adriaan Van Dis is an acclaimed Dutch novelist who also writes essays, poetry and plays. Raised in a colonial family with colored roots in …

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Adriana Sri Lestari

Adriana Sri Lestari was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Estonia to Jakarta in July 2012. Her entrepreneurial experiences provide her with a solid foundation for closer ties between Estonia …

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Agung Parameswara

Agung Parameswara is a Bali-based freelance photographer whose work focuses on socio-cultural issues and travel. Through research and short courses he taught himself photography, and since then his work has …

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Ahmad Fuadi

Ahmad Fuadi’s formative years at an Islamic boarding school inspired his award-winning first novel, Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of Five Towers), which was adapted into a feature film. He …

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Aksan Taqwin Embe

Aksan Taqwin Embe is a short story writer who lives and teaches Bahasa Indonesia at Pondok Pesantren Daar el-Qolam, an Islamic boarding school in Tangerang, West Java. Aksan is also …

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Ana Luísa Amaral

Considered one of Portugal’s foremost contemporary writers, Ana Luísa Amaral is an award-winning poet. She has written over 20 books of poetry, a play, a novel and several books for …

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Andreas Harsono

Andreas Harsono has covered Indonesia for Human Rights Watch since 2008. He helped found the Southeast Asian Press Alliance, and the Alliance of Independent Journalists in Jakarta in 1994. He …

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Angie Hart

Angie Hart is a writer and musician, and founding member of ARIA award-winning indie pop band Frente. She plays solo and with the groups Holidays On Ice, Ladychoir and Four …

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Anita Hairunnisa

Anita Hairunnisa is a writer and editor from Bandung, West Java. She graduated from Padjajaran University in 2004 and has worked for various publishers since. In 2015 she co-founded Bitread, …

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Anna Weidenholzer

An award-winning novelist based in Vienna, Anna Weidenholzer’s current fiction explores the continued fraying of our social fabric. In 2013 her book Der Winter tut den Fischen gut (Winter is …

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Antrabez

Antrabez is a band comprising inmates of Kerobokan Prison – Octaf on bass, Riva on guitar, Febri on vocals, Ronald on keyboard and Daus on drums. The band was formed …

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Arielle Cottingham

Hailing from a town just outside of Houston, Texas, Arielle Cottingham absconded to Australia with one suitcase and her mother’s miniature coffee maker in 2015. She won the Australian Poetry …

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Ary Wicahyana

Ary Wicahyana was born into a family with a deep passion for art. Influenced by them and his love of Balinese culture, he creates comics inspired by Balinese society, history …

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Aya & Laras BTMDG

Aya & Laras BTMDG is a musical duo of sisters born in Denpasar who grew up in Canada. BTMDG is an acronym for Batumadeg Village in Nusa Penida, where their …

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Bayu Pratama

Bayu Pratama’s poetry has received numerous awards at local competitions in West Nusa Tenggara. In 2016 he was part of an artist residency program at Bumi Pemuda Rahayu, Yogyakarta. Bayu …

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Ben Sohib

Ben Sohib is a novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.  His major works include The Da Peci Code, which was showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, and Rosid & …

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Benny Santoso

Benny Santoso is a young foodpreneur who grew up in Solo in Central Java. He and his family ate tempe daily, which sprouted his interest in experimenting with the Indonesian …

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