How the Ubud Writers Festival bridges the cultural divide

This year’s Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia begins this Wednesday – I’m currently in Bali flossing my vocal chords – and Indonesian writers and poets will feature prominently.

The reaction to my work in Indonesia last year was amazing, countless engagements with a mainly Muslim audience, including in Aceh, about the Middle East and the importance of Jewish dissent over Palestine.

I’m ready for more.

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