From intimate in-conversations between leading authors, artists, activists, chefs, farmers and performers, to fiery debates on some of the region’s most pressing issues, KEMBALI20 Main Program takes place from 29 October–08 November. Spanning 60+ digital sessions over 11 days, the sessions are available to view on ubudwritersfestival.com by creating a user account.
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Man of Contradictions, the first English-language biography of Jokowi, argues that the president embodies the fundamental contradictions of modern Indonesia. He is caught between democracy and authoritarianism, openness and protectionism, …Read more
Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. His new book Sand Talk provides a template for living. It’s about how lines, symbols, and shapes can help us …Read more
In Sea People, Christina Thompson explores the fascinating story of Polynesia’s ancient voyagers, as well as the sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists, and geographers who have puzzled over this history …Read more
Have you ever wondered why food is such an integral part of Balinese Hindu ceremonial life? From the simple offerings placed on the ground for the spirits of the underworld, …Read more
In his new book We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. Join him …Read more
Edwidge Danticat’s latest book of short stories, Everything Inside, is set in Port-au-Prince, Miami, and beyond. It reflects on community, family, and love, and how people come to terms with …Read more
Independent investigative journalist, Febriana Firdaus, is a regular contributor to The Guardian, covering topics from COVID-19 to the Black Lives Matter movement in West Papua. Her works have appeared in …Read more
Rumah Intaran is an eco-house built by architect Gede Kresna in Bengkala village, Buleleng, North Bali. It’s a learning center for students and farmers to explore mindful agriculture. Guests can …Read more
Indonesian actor and film producer Nicholas Saputra has been involved in conservation campaigns for many years. Semesta (Islands of Faith), the first feature documentary by his production company Tanakhir Films, …Read more
In Contemporary Indonesian Fashion, Alessandra Lopez y Royo explores the diversity and complexity of the country’s sartorial offerings, which weave together local textile traditions with contemporary narratives. Questioning concepts of …Read more
People around the world have lost the ability to travel due to border closures and grounded airlines. For those who make a living from sharing their travel experiences, what has …Read more
Australian philosopher Roman Krznaric’s new book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World, explores six ways we can expand our time horizons to confront the …Read more
Dewi Lestari is one of Indonesia’s most popular authors in modern literature. Join her for an insightful discussion about the research process behind her latest book, Aroma Karsa, which even …Read more
Celebrated writer and historian Simon Winchester returns with Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. The bestselling author examines how we acquire land, how we steward it, …Read more