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Ubud releases 2016 festival program

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has released the full program for its 2016 festival, which will run from 26-30 October in Ubud, Indonesia.

Among the newly announced international guests are US authors Erica Jong (Fear of Flying, Vintage) and Lionel Shriver, Indian author Amit Chaudhuri, Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie, and US writer and memoirist Ariel Leve.

They join other international guests first announced in July, including US author Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life, Picador), 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 attending the festival include the author of the ‘Supernova’ trilogy Dewi Lestari and the author of Beauty is a Wound (Text) and Man Tiger (Verso) Eka Kurniawan. Australian guests include Charlotte Wood, Anita Heiss, Hannah Kent, Stan Grant and Magda Szubanski.

The 2016 festival carries the theme ‘I am you, you are me’, with a program that explores issues of identity and inclusion, how we encounter and counter extremism, and the changing face of feminism across the globe. More than 160 authors, artists, performers and activists will appear at over 200 events.

To see the full program, click here.


Category: Festivals Local news