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Made Taro


Country: Indonesia

Born in Sengkidu, East Bali, Made Taro was educated as an archeologist, but found his calling in writing poetry and folklore for children. He has written 15 books on traditional folklore, in addition to songs and games inspired by oral storytelling. He has received numerous accolades for his work in literature, including Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2019’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born in Sengkidu, East Bali, Made Taro was educated as an archeologist, but found his calling in writing poetry and folklore for children. He has written 15 books on traditional folklore, in addition to songs and games inspired by oral storytelling. He has received numerous accolades for his work in literature, including Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2019’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Appearing in

Main Program | Keeping Bali’s Folklore Alive

Legendary Balinese cultural preservationist Made Taro received the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. His son, Gede Tarmada, is carrying on the tradition. Join them to …