04 Jun '11, 5am

15 writers chosen for Ubud Writers festival

15 writers chosen for Ubud Writers festival

INDONESIA - The committee of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) has chosen 15 writers to appear at the annual literary event, held in Ubud, Bali from Oct. 5-9 this year The festival, which was first held in 2004, is one of the most prominent literary festivals in the world. Fatimah Bhutto, a poet who is the granddaughter of former Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, praised the festival as one of the best literary festivals of its kind. "They [writers] come from various areas across the archipelago. Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and West Nusa Tenggara are all represented in the chosen lineup of writers," the festival's community development manager, Kadek Purnami, said Friday. The writers are Alan Malingi from West Nusa Tenggara, Arafat Nur from Aceh, Aulia Nurul Adzkia from Ciamis, Budy Utamy from Riau, Fitri Yani from Bandar Lampung, Ida A...

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