EVER WANTED TO communicate directly with top writers? Your humble narrator is at a fabulous literary festival and will be delighted to pass on your questions and messages to the big name authors here.
Kiran Desai, author of the hit novel The Inheritance of Loss, is here, and so are lots of other great writers. Check out the website of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival for the full list.
The picture above shows Kiran with festival director Janet De Neefe and yours truly at the festival. Thank you, Jakarta Post folk, who have given us great coverage.
Kiran said that visiting Bali had the same magical feeling as winning the Man Booker prize, and it's easy to see the truth in what she says: it's like stepping onto a strange and wonderful new planet.
Internet connections here are not as reliable or easy to find as they might be, so apologies that this website will not be updated as often as usual while I am on the road, but use the email link on the side (or the comment button below) to send questions or comments which I will be happy to pass on to the authors here.