The Fairway Galle Literary Festival’s First Reveal for 2017

FGLF 2017 Participants - First Reveal

Block your calendars … Colm Toibin, Dame Margarat Drabble, Lesley Hazleton and Amish Tripathi will be in Galle … Learn More.

2016 Fairway Literary Festival Participant Amitav Ghosh.

“The Galle Festival offers everything one could ask for in a festival – engaged and well-read audiences and a beautiful and unusual setting, one that has been a crossroads of cultures for many centuries.”

Amitav Ghosh (FGLF 2016)

Fiona Shaw - Galle Literary Festival 2016

“Why is the festival great? It uses one of the most beautiful places on the planet to make a market place of thought and an oasis of feeling. I loved being there because the scale is human and the humans are kind and welcoming and the food wonderful and balmy evenings allow long conversations on any subject to trail into the night.”

Fiona Shaw (FGLF 2016)