One of Asia's foremost literary festivals, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), held annually in Bali’s cultural capital, has a reputation for leaving its mark on the authors, artists and audiences who have attended. It seems Australian musician, filmmaker and novelist is no exception.
After appearing at UWRF in 2012 to discuss, among other things, his best-known novel, The Death of Bunny Munro, Nick is now to become an International Festival Patron. He is looking forward to spreading the word about Ubud. Commenting on his appointment he said: "While first and foremost a musician, I am deeply passionate about words and the worlds they open up. Literature and the arts is essential in any society; and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival does such an excellent job in nourishing this role both in Indonesia and beyond. Ubud is dear to my heart; the collision of writers and artists from all corners of the world that makes up the unique spirit of the Festival; the bottomless generosity of the Balinese; the sticky days and cooler nights."
Festival Director Janet DeNeefe said she’s humbled to be collaborating with multi-talented, multi-faceted Nick: "There’s something about Nick that brings people from all places and walks of life together. I’m delighted to have him on board to help us continue bringing people from all over the world together to celebrate the written word in all its forms."
UWRF 2014 will run from October 1 – 5, and tickets are already selling fast. For full information click here.