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Ring of Fire: the Extraordinary Odyssey of the Blair Brothers

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Books, Culture, Featured, Film, People, Travel | 0 comments

“Are you one of those people who believe that there’s nothing left to discover in this world of ours? Then here’s the story of Lawrence Blair and his brother Lorne, who came East in search of adventure and found themselves wandering for 10 years in the most volcanic region on earth, into the Ring of Fire…”

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An Israeli in Indonesia

Posted by on Nov 12, 2010 in Books, Culture, Film | 0 comments

Etgar Keret is one of Israel’s most acclaimed contemporary authors, with particular appeal to the younger generations. His books are bestsellers in Israel and around the world, and have been translated into 22 languages. Over 40 short films have been based on his stories, and Jellyfish, a feature film he co-directed with his wife, won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2007. Catriona Mitchell met him at the 2010 Ubud Writers Festival.

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Indonesia: A Synergy of the Senses

Posted by on Jan 12, 2010 in Culture, Photography, Travel | 0 comments

With its incredible topographic and cultural diversity, Indonesia remains a puzzle to many outsiders. Historians, anthropologists, and politicians have struggled to define the precise contours and identity of this sprawling archipelago.

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Ubud Writers Festival: The Countdown Begins

Posted by on Sep 12, 2009 in Bali, Books, Culture, People | 0 comments

Kabar asked festival founder/director Janet De Neefe what she's particularly looking forward to this year: here she recommends her top 5 things to see at the 2009 festival.

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Ubud Writers Festival 2009: Q&A with Vikas Swarup

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009 in Bali, Books, Culture, People | 0 comments

As a novelist, Vikas Swarup made the kind of debut that goes beyond the wildest dreams of most budding authors; not only was his first book, Q&A, picked up by publishers across the world, it went on to become a multiple Oscar-winning blockbuster movie, Slumdog Millionaire.

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