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First Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2016 authors announced

The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival has announced the first line-up of authors to appear at its 2016 festival, which will run from 26-30 October in Ubud, Indonesia.

Among the international authors announced are US author of A Little Life (Picador) Hanya Yanagihara, South-Korean-US journalist Suki Kim (Without You, There is No Us, Ebury), US author Mitchell S Jackson (The Residue Years, Bloomsbury), Mexican novelist Juan Pablo Villalobos and Sudanese-US poet and activist Emi Mahmoud.

Indonesian authors who will speak at the festival include author of Beauty is a Wound (Text) and Man Tiger (Verso) Eka Kurniawan, novelist and short-story writer Ratih Kumala and writer and screenwriter Djenar Maesa Ayu. Australian guests include Magda Szubanski, Charlotte Wood and Stan Grant.

The 2016 festival will run under the theme ‘I am you, you are me’. Early-bird tickets go on sale on 27 July. For more information, click here.


Category: Festivals Local news