Pageturner: unmissable book launches

Posted: 20 October 2015 Author: uwrf


Book Launches are an annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival tradition, with leading literary figures such as Tony Wheeler, Diana Darling and Ahmad Fuadi all having launched their books at past festivals.

Not only is it your chance to spend some quality time in some of Ubud’s finest establishments – with all venues generously opening their doors and serving up their finest nibbles – our free Book Launches also provide the perfect opportunity to meet and greet authors and get signed copies of their books. Hear more about the stories behind their work, their path to becoming writers, and meet other avid readers.

So here’s a little taster of the books being launched at UWRF15:

Lose yourself in Jakarta, one of the busiest cities in the world, with Patrick Walsh’s Stormy With a Chance of Fried Rice.

Confront lies and betrayal in The Crocodile Hole by Saskia Wieringa.

Discover a different side of Bali with Bali 1964-1999 and My Friend Vincent by Jan Mantjika and Berislav Loncaraevic.

Hear the shocking accounts of 140 women from across Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Myanmar on surviving conflict in Galuh Wandita’s Enduring Impunity.


Learn the importance of truth and healing in Rwanda in From Genocide to Generosity by John Steward.

Meet Victoria Tunggono and read of an adventure across Java in Gateway to Nuswantara.

Learn how Australians and Indonesians worked together in their quest for the Pearl shell in Adrian Vickers’ The Pearl Frontier.

Get a taste of hidden culinary treasures in Trailing the Taste of Gorontalo by Amanda Niode.

Hear survivor accounts from the super-typhoon Haiyan in poetry form in Tim Tomlinson’s Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse.

Hear different views and unconventional takes on marriage in Menikah by Jane Maryam.

Study freedom and love in newly democratic Indonesia with Eliza Vitri Handayani’s From Now On Everything Will Be Different.


Hear from selected Indonesian emerging writers at the 2015 UWRF Anthology Launch.

Hear Jenny Ackland’s views on the strength of women and what it means to be a good man in The Secret Son.

Read poems by Dewa Putu Sahadewa in his anthology 69 Puisi di Rumah Dedari.

Discover new delicious recipes in Bara Prattiradjawane’s 99 Resep Dari Dapur.

Face and conquer dragons in The Boy Who Was Scared Of Dragons by Tah Riq.

There really is something for everyone! Head to our Book Launch section for a full list of times and venues. All Book Launches are free and no bookings are required.

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