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The UBUD Writers and Readers Festival Panels Online

While I was at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali last October, I took part in three panel discussions that have no gone online as audio files. You can listen to: Check out Forget the 60s, Writing to the Power of E and Give me the World. Other highlights include talks with Nick […]

The Price of Life by Nigel Brennan

It’s been a real pleasure, a profoundly moving experience, and great fun meeting and hanging out with Nigel Brennan at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali and, more recently, in Bangkok. Nigel is The Dirty Hostage, an Australian photojournalist who traveled to Somalia in 2008 and was kidnapped. The blurb to his incredible […]

The UBUD Writers and Readers Festival on Flickr

The official photographs of the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival 2012 in Bali on Flickr.

UBUD Writers & Readers Festival Diary by Aroon Thaewchatturat

This week, I am at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali to present my books Sacred Skin (with co-author and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, published by Visionary World) and The Cambodian Book of the  Dead (published by Crime Wave Press). I will also be taking part in several panel discussions. Owner of Visionary World […]

Sacred Skin of Indonesia

Photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and myself will be giving a talk on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, sak yant, in Bali at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival next week. We will be presenting our recently published book Sacred Skin on October 6th at Bar Luna, Jl. Gootama at 7pm. Here’s a great article on Indonesia‘s long and […]

Tom Vater at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to this year’s prestigious UBUD Writers and Readers Festival, which takes place in Bali from October 3rd to 7th. I will be talking about  Sacred Skin, co-authored with Aroon Thaewchatturat, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, as well as on writing about Asia.

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