Regrettably, Roma Tearne had to cancel her trip to attend the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope that she will be able to join the FGLF in the very near future.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes author Roma Tearne

Roma Tearne is a Sri Lankan-born novelist, filmmaker and artist living and working in Britain.

Her two-decade long work as a painter, installation artist, and filmmaker has dealt with traces of history and memory within public and private spaces.

She has written 6 novels – ‘Mosquito'(2007), ‘Bone China'(2008), ‘Brixton Beach'(2009), ‘The Swimmer'(2010), and her 5th, ‘The Road to Urbino’, was published by Little Brown in June 2012 to coincide with the premier of her film of that name at the National Gallery in London.


She has been short-listed for the Costa, the Kirimaya & LA Times book prizes and long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011 and, in 2012, the Asian Man Booker.

Her most recent novel, ‘The Last Pier’ (2015) is set in Suffolk on the eve of the Second World War.


Roma Tearne at FGLF 2017

Don’t miss meeting Roma Tearne at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017. Her events will be announced in November 2016 … Please click the FOLLOW button below to receive email updates as festival news and announcements are published.