From intimate in-conversations between leading authors, artists, thinkers, and performers, to fiery debates on some of the region’s most pressing issues, the Main Program takes place from 27–30 October.
Spanning 63 sessions over four days, it’s held across three venues: Festival Hub @ Taman Baca, and Indus Restaurant all within walking distance of each other on Jl. Raya Sanggingan. A free shuttle runs between each venue and Museum Puri Lukisan on Jl. Raya Ubud every 30 minutes, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut novel, How High We Go in the Dark, follows generations of intricately-connected characters as humanity attempts to rebuild after a pandemic. This haunting and hopeful story about …Read more
João Morgado writes about the expeditions of Vasco de Gama, Magellan, and the spice trade with historical accuracy. Isna Marifa’s debut novel, Mountains More Ancient, focuses on Indonesian slavery in …Read more
Writers Fariha Roisin, Preeta Samarasan and Kirstin Chen discuss the identity issues that challenge them as writers, as well as ask how we can move beyond the optics of diversity to enact …Read more