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Janet DeNeefe


Country: Indonesia

Melbourne-born Janet DeNeefe, Founder & Director of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers 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.

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

Appearing in

Main Program | Stone Sky Gold Mountain

Set during the gold-rush era in Australia, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a poignant novel full of unforgettable characters that deal with issues of identity, belonging, racism, and sexual violence. …


Main Program | Ethical Tourism Post Pandemic

As one of the most fearless defenders of Balinese culture and people, designer Niluh Djelantik is on a mission to build better tourism in the island post-pandemic. She has been …


Main Program | Cities for the People

Passionate about sustainable development, urban spaces and the well-being of his community, Ridwan Kamil is one of Indonesia‚Äôs most visionary Governors. With a background in architecture, he believes that cities …


Main Program | Festival Welcome

Join us as Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2021 begins with a warm welcome from our Founder and Director, Janet DeNeefe, and two inspiring keynote speeches. This year, the Festival …


Main Program | Tale of Banda: In Conversation with Hilmar Farid

Spice has a large influence on Indonesian history. Starting from the Banda and Maluku regions, trade routes in the past have crossed various regions and pushed transit cities into cultural …