October 17-23, 2008

New Chapter: Applause breaks out after Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika strikes a gong to officially open the fifth Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, at the Ubud Palace on Wednesday evening. With a record number of writers from around the world attending this year, the festival, founded by Australian Ubud resident and restaurateur Janet De Neefe (pictured at right, beside Gianyar Regent Tjokorda Artha Ardana Sukawati), is now recognized as one of the world’s top literary events.

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