I Wayan Juniarta


Country: Indonesia

I Wayan Juniarta is a journalist who finds solace in crafting essays after a tragically failed attempt at poetry. His first and probably last book, Bungklang-Bungkling, records the hilarity and ludicrousness of Balinese men. When he’s not writing, he can be found pedaling towards the island’s most serene spots.

I Wayan Juniarta adalah seorang jurnalis yang menemukan kesenangan dalam menyusun esai setelah secara tragis gagal menulis puisi. Buku pertamanya dan barangkali menjadi buku terakhirnya, Bungklang-Blungkling, mencatat kekocakan dan hal-hal menggelikan dari pria Bali. Saat ia sedang tidak menulis, ia dapat ditemui sedang mengayuh pedal menyusuri berbagi tempat paling tenang di pulau Bali.

Appearing in

Main Program | Bali’s Poet-Priests

Danghyang Nirartha and Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen are the brightest beacons for Balinese writers navigating the intricate and often impenetrable terrain of the island’s traditional literature. Our panel reflects on …


Main Program | Rise of the Tiger

Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the 16th largest in the world. By 2030, it’s predicted to be the fourth largest in the world. What will it take to …


Main Program | Precious Peatlands

Indonesia has 36% of the world’s tropical peatlands. Home to tens of thousands of endangered species, and more effective at storing carbon than forests, this crucial habitat is under severe …