Janet DeNeefe


Country: Australia/Indonesia

Melbourne-born Janet DeNeefe, Founder & Director of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Ubud Food Festival, has lived in Bali for more than three decades. Her latest book is Bali: Food of My Island Home, following her memoir Fragrant Rice. She is also the owner of Casa Luna, Indus Restaurant, and Honeymoon Guesthouse and Bakery in Ubud.

Janet DeNeefe kelahiran Melbourne, Pendiri dan Direktur Ubud Writers & Readers Festival dan Ubud Food Festival ini telah tinggal di Bali selama lebih dari tiga dekade. Buku terbarunya berjudul Bali: Food of My Island Home, telah terbit setelah memoarnya, Fragrant Rice. Janet adalah pemilik dari Casa Luna, Indus, serta Honeymoon Guesthouse and Bakery di Ubud.

Appearing in

Main Program: Festival Welcome

Join us as the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival begins with a traditional Balinese welcome dance, a warm welcome from our Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe, and two keynote speeches. …


Main Program: Fifteen Years of UWRF

As the sun sets on the fifteenth Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, join Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe and some old Festival friends as they recall the humble beginnings, surprises …


The Kitchen: Ayam Betutu with Janet DeNeefe

Babi guling may be the king of Bali’s traditional dishes, but ayam betutu is swiftly becoming a rival. Utilizing local spices, gingers, nuts and seeds, join our Founder and Director …


Special Event: UWRF’s 15th Birthday Brunch!

Have you heard? We’re 15 this year! The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is built on the spirit of celebration. Go back to where it all began with UWRF’s Founder …