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.


Tom Owen Edmunds

Tom Owen Edmunds heads the Climate Change Unit at the British Embassy Jakarta. Previous posts include Lahore and Colombo. In the 1990s, he was described by the British Journal of …

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Tom Lang

Tom Lang divides his time between Ubud, Bali, and Haines, Alaska, where he has worked for over 25 years as the senior river guide in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, …

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Trinity

Trinity is Indonesia’s leading travel writer with 13 national bestselling books, including The Naked Traveler series which was adapted into the feature film Trinity: The Nekad Traveler. Her blog naked-traveler.com …

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Tsuyoshi Maeyama

Tsuyoshi Maeyama is a writer and translator. He translated the work of Ann Dunham Soetoro, mother of former US president Barack Obama. Her original title was Surviving Against the Odds: …

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Veronica Stigger

Veronica Stigger is a writer, journalist and art critic. The author of ten books, she has won several prizes including the Premio São Paulo and the Prêmio Açorianos. She was …

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Victor Heringer

Victor Heringer is a writer, poet and artist. His novel Glória won the Prêmio Jabuti in 2012, a prominent literary prize in Brazil. As an artist, he has exhibited work …

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Viebeke

Viebeke is a social activist and Founder of the philanthropy community I Am Angel. The community provides a vast range of services, from educational support and healthcare, to addressing malnutrition, …

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Voice of Baceprot

Rocking against prejudice and smashing stereotypes, Voice of Baceprot is an all-girl metal band from West Java, with Firdda Kurnia on vocals and guitar, Widi Rahmawati on bass and Euis …

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Warih Wisatsana

Warih Wisatsana is an award-winning poet, writer and editor. He has been invited to speak at the Utan Kayu International Literary Biennale, Winternach Den Haag, Inalco Paris, Poetry and Sincerity, …

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Widie A. Purwo

Widie Purwo is a novelist, screenwriter, musician, and artist from Yogyakarta. He’s also the Founder of Kamboja Merah publishing as well as various literature and art collectives, including Sempakmamelsbook community, …

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Yeb Saño

Naderev ‘Yeb’ Madla Saño has been working since 1997 on campaigns and programs to combat climate change. He is widely known for his work as the Philippines’ Chief Negotiator in …

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Yuichiro Hara

Yuichiro Hara graduated from Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) and worked as a sushi chef, a stuntman (very briefly!), and as an assistant script editor in Hollywood before managing to find …

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