Tempeh matters: the launch of Janet De Neefe’s Bali: The Food of My Island Home

This is cross-posted from Southerly, where I am blogging in December. Recently I attended the launch of Janet De Neefe’s new cookbook Bali: The Food of My Island Home. De Neefe moved to Bali 26 years ago after falling in love with the place and with a local man. She has founded two restaurants in Ubud: Casa … Continue reading Tempeh matters: the launch of Janet De Neefe’s Bali: The Food of My Island Home

10 things about Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2009

After Ruby J Murray's On Writing in the World: Ten Things About Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2009. 1. Flying over the top end - veiny, crater-filled land, mercury lakes and billabongs. The corny sea creature carpet at Darwin airport where there's a smoking area and men in matching shirts drinking VB. Realising in the … Continue reading 10 things about Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2009

All the somebody people (a round-up of some lit stuff going on here, there, everywhere)

Here's 5th Wall's most excellent wrap-up of This is Not Art and the National Young Writers Festival. And here are some more of Estelle's awesome interviews from NYWF. Katie Jacobs' dispatches from Ubud, are being featured on Beattie's Book Blog. Bookman - I met your lovely correspondent, hopefully one day I'll meet you too! I'll blog … Continue reading All the somebody people (a round-up of some lit stuff going on here, there, everywhere)