The list author says: "Ever magical and dreamy, a feast for the senses, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival has a great lineup this year! Unfortunately, amazon.com doesn't feature the published works of these sought-after Indonesian writers: Lily Yulianti Farid, graphic artist Ayip Budiman, Julia Sumakusuma, Agustinus Wibowo, Alan Malingi, Sandi Firly, Andrea Hirata, and so many others there's no space for. Also worth looking for is artist Jumaadi."
"Bad boy wins Booker Prize! Some readers call Vernon God Little the Catcher in the Rye of the new millennium. Pierre was a festival favorite, generously appearing on more panels than any other visiting writer this year. And his workshop "How to get started when all you have is an idea" was priceless!"
"A brash, fearless snake expert is in the painful throes of venomous death somewhere in uncharted Burmese forested mountains. How he got where he did is the exciting content of this fascinating biography. Jamie released his Rimbaud in Java book during the festival: a great, short read beautifully bound and illustrated."
"Nerd or superhero? How about both! Pulitzer Prize winning novel is one of this year's festival's hottest reads. Diaz unfortunately pulled out due to health reasons but we hope to have him back next year."