We are delighted to welcome photographer, children’s poet, lyricist and musician Michael Roc Thomas to the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

FGLF 2018 Participant - Michael Roc Thomas

Michael Roc Thomas was born in Paris in 1952, the son of British film stars Patricia Roc and Anthony Steel. He came to England aged five, and after his education at Stowe spent over twenty years as a fashion photographer in Cape Town, London and Madrid. In 2000, he and his wife moved to Sri Lanka.

In 2006 his daughter Steele was prematurely born in Colombo and diagnosed with ROP. His concern for her sight inspired Michael to set off in a new creative direction writing simple poems and songs to help stimulate her other senses. Over the years, this developed into various forms of poetry, verse and song lyrics for ‘children’ of all ages.

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