Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2013
Welcome to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival's new look eNews. It's our 10-year anniversary this year and to celebrate this milestone achievement we have a new logo, a beautiful new Festival poster, courtesy of the design team at IMAGI Studio, and next month we will be revealing our brand new website.
Exciting developments are underway in our programming department too. As well as preparing for the upcoming Bali Emerging Writers Festival (18 - 19 May), our team is busy piecing together the 2013 UWRF program and plotting the amazing combinations and conversations that will take place in Ubud from 11 - 15October. It's safe to say the 2013 Festival is shaping up to be the most exciting and diverse Ubud Writers & Readers Festival yet.
Of course, planning a world-class literary event with over 130 guest speakers requires much behind-the-scenes support as well. Each year, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is made possible by the generosity of our Festival Partners. We thank all of our Partners for their ongoing support and would like to give a special mention this month to Ambassador Melba Pria of the Mexican Embassy and Festival Patron Warwick Purser, who hosted a superb cocktail evening for the UWRF at the Ambassador's home in Jakarta on 4 April.
Until next time,
Welcome to the 2013 Festival...
A sneak peek at some of the brilliant authors attending this year's Festival.
Lionel Shriver Prolific journalist and author of the Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Rebel Scottish novelist and screenwriter, and author of the literary cult classic Trainspotting.
Named one of Britain’s twenty best young novelists by the Times Literary Supplement.
weekly author announcements on social media
Mark your diaries! Every Monday and Thursday afternoon we introduce you to some of the brilliant writers, thinkers, musicians & artists that will make up this year's Festival program. So far, we have welcomed Finnish novelist Maria Peura, Vietnamese author Carina Hoang, Indonesian man of letters Goenawan Mohamad, and singer, songwriter and novelist Dewi Lestari, to name just a few