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Around the World in 80 Bites

Saturday, 29 Oct 2016, 18:30 – 21:30

Enjoy an evening of great stories and delicious food. During this special event you get to hear from an impressive lineup of writers: Juan Pablo Villalobos, Helon Habila, Nino Ricci, Amanda Lee Koe, Kamila Shamsie and Dewi Lestari. Let your imagination take flight as these six Festival authors guide you on a journey around the globe.

Not only will you hear from the writers but you have the chance to really interact with them. The writers will be sitting with the guests and keep changing tables so that each writer will be at each table during the dinner – a little like musical chairs!

This event is organized in collaboration with the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, click here for more information about how to book your ticket for this special journey. Or buy your ticket directly at bridges.

Price: IDR 1,200,000 per person, including three course menu and paired wines.




Nationality: Mexican

Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He’s the author of the novels Down the Rabbit Hole (shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award), Quesadillas, and I’ll Sell You a Dog. His novels has been translated into 15 languages.



Nationality: Nigerian

Helon Habila was born in Nigeria and is the author of three novels, Oil on Water, Measuring Time, and Waiting for an Angel. Habila’s most current book is The Chibok Girls, a nonfiction account of the Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria. His fiction, poems, and short stories have won many honors and awards, including the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel (Africa Section), the Virginia Library Foundation’s fiction award, and the Windham-Campbell Prize.



Nationality: Canadian

Nino Ricci’s novels have been published in 17 countries and have earned him a host of awards, including Canada’s Governor General’s Award, and England’s Betty Trask Award and Winifred Holtby Prize. His Lives of the Saints trilogy was adapted as a mini-series starring Sophia Loren. Ricci’s most recent novel is Sleep.



Nationality: Singaporean

Amanda Lee Koe is the fiction editor of Esquire (Singapore), a 2013 Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the youngest winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for the short story collection Ministry of Moral Panic.



Nationality: British/Pakistani

Kamila Shamsie is the author of six novels, which have been translated into more than 25 languages. She has twice been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and was one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 2003. She grew up in Karachi, and now lives in London.



Nationality: Indonesian

Dewi Lestari is one of the best Indonesian writers. She started her writing career in 2001 with a novel that now has become a hexalogy; Supernova. Outside the Supernova series, Dee has written Perahu Kertas (Paper Boat) and three anthologies: Filosofi Kopi (Philosophy of Coffee), Madre, and Rectoverso. Dewi is also known as a singer and song writer.