[Kimberley Echo]: Region tantalises travel writer

An article in a local Kimberley newspaper on the fabulous Kimberley Writers Festival, Kununurra, Australia, 2-4 September 2016 Rourke Walsh Indonesian travel writer Agustinus Wibowo likes to immerse himself in the culture of a region before putting pen to paper. Having travelled extensively through Asia for his first three books, he said the “magical and exotic beauty” of the Kimberley could bring him back and feature as the subject of a future work. The writer was one of several authors and playwrights in Kununurra for the 11th annual Kimberley Writers’ Festival at the weekend. Wibowo’s travels include hitchhiking his way across Asia for 18 months on a shoestring budget of $US2000 before spending more than a year living in war-torn Afghanistan. He said before the weekend, he knew little of the Kimberley, despite its relative closeness to his homeland. “The Kimberley is so close to Indonesia, it’s actually closer than it is to Perth,” he said. “The landscape is fabulous and for me there is a magical and exotic beauty about it.” Wibowo said while this was unfortunately just a flying visit before jetting back to Jakarta for other commitments, the Kimberley had left a lasting impression on him. “I [...]

September 30, 2016 // 3 Comments