The Old Bali Blog « Hungry Mouth To Feed? VS Naipaul pulls out of Ubud Writers' and Readers' Festival
Nobel laureate (Sir) V.S. Naipaul has pulled out of the outstanding Ubud Writers' and Readers' Festival (UWRF) in October after a reported "11th-hour request" for AUS$20,000 to perform.
Naipaul's literary agent disputed the account, saying in true Indonesian style: "V.S. Naipaul agreed to attend the Ubud Writers' and Readers' festival without honorarium, but regretfully withdrew when he discovered a conflict in his diary which could not be resolved."
Oh, a misunderstanding! OK, now we get it.
Five-star hotel, book sales, a few free meals and a love of literature not enough to sustain a hungry mouth.
We understand, Luvvie.
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