Top authors and writers at Fairway Galle Literary Festival

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018, now in its ninth year, took place in Galle by virtue of the generous sponsorship of the title sponsor Fairway Holdings, setting an example of corporate leadership in the promotion of the Arts.

This is the third occasion on which Fairway Holdings is providing the title sponsorship of the Festival.

The annual Fairway Galle Literary Festival held from January 24th – 28th is Sri Lanka’s only dedicated literary festival and features renowned and accomplished authors, filmmakers, radio broadcasters, newspaper editors and academics from countries around the world including England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Guyana, Pakistan, India and Tasmania.

Highlights of the 2018 Festival include the attendance of Pankaj Mishra, author of ‘Age of Anger’(2017) and of Shrabani Basu, whose novel ‘Victoria and Abdul’ was recently made into a major motion picture starring Dame Judi Dench.

Also in attendance is acclaimed film producer David, Lord Puttnam, the recipient of 10 Oscars who memorably brought us ‘Chariots of Fire.’

Other acclaimed writers include Bachi Karkaria whose recent publication ‘In Hot Blood’ is the first nonfiction account of the famous Nanavati murder case that was to signal the end of the jury system in India, Alexander McCall Smith, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Edinburgh, whose popular ‘No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ novels follow a female detective in Botswana.

Sri Lankan authors include Nayomi Munaweera whose book ‘What Lies Between Us’ won the Best English Novel at the State Literary Awards 2017, Ashok Ferrey, Channa Daswatte, Vivimarie VanderPoorten and Charulatha Abeysekara among others.

Over the years, the Fairway Galle Literary Festival has created a special identity for itself based on content, diversity, organisation and its unique location.

The Festival aims to engage people in intellectual discussion, animated debates and intimate conversations, while searching to express and learn something new. It hopes to inspire and motivate those who participate through interaction between artistes and audiences.

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