Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Books and Bali

And talking of literary festivals ...

I'm getting excited about this:
The international Ubud Writers & Readers Festival promises to charm you once again, with four days of inspiring discussions, creative workshops, literary lunches, book launches, free children’s workshops and special events in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.
Books AND Bali? As if I need much prompting!

The festival was set up as a healing and economic development project after the Bali bombings in 2002. This year it runs from 30th September - 3rd October (workshops begin on 28th September) and the theme is Desa - Kala - Patra (Place - Time - Identity).

An impressive list of writers has been lined up including Anita Desai, Madhur Jaffrey, William Dalrymple, Su Tong, Ziauddin Sardar, Dionne Brand and Suketu Mehta.

Go check out the website for more details and news of an early bird discount.

5 comments:

Iolanda said...

Hi Sharon. Good Luck to you. It will be interesting to see how it evolves from last year's event. BTW, India is the Guest Country at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair 4-8 October 06:Distinguished authors include Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Mahasweta Devi, Vinod Kumar Shukla, Javed Akhtar and K. Jayakantan whose works are considered milestones of modern Indian literature!www.frankfurt-book-fair.com Check out the interview with Vikram Seth where he talks about his latest book Two Lives-the story of his Uncle Shanti and Aunt Henny, who was Jewish.They managed to flee from the Third Reich. The book also links his own life with the story of his relatives and with German as a language.

bibliobibuli said...

thanks iolanda - will you be going to frankfurt?

did you see the 'hardtalk' interview with vikram seth the other day? i just bought 'two lives' and am very much looking forward to reading it

Iolanda said...

I hope the Hardtalk interview will be repeated. No I won't be going to Frankfurt but my best friend -Ming Wong ex-Singapore - has been living in Germany for 15 years. We used to TESL together!
Apart from you, she is the most well-read person I know. She also writes a lot of articles(freelance)and the Book Fair is the highlight of her year. Her son Sebastian had read Harry Potter in English and German by the time he was 8! Goes to show about nurturing....

lil ms d said...

sharon, we're going right?

bibliobibuli said...

of course!