Eric Illayapparachchi

We are delighted to welcome Eric Illayapparachchi to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

  • State Literary Award for the Best Collection of Poems, 1997
  • State Literary Award for the Best Collection of Short Stories, 2001
  • State Literary Award for the Best Novel, 2002
  • Shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award (FNLA) 2016, Sinhala Language

Eric Illayapparachchi is the author of 6 novels, 7 collections of short stories, 10 collections of poetry and several books on modern art, literature and critical theory.

He was the librettist for the ‘Agni Opera’ composed by Dr. Premasiri Khemadasa and adapted the ‘Metamorphosis’ written by Franz Kafka for the feature film ‘Suvarupa’ directed by Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja and worked as its co-script writer.

His novel ‘Paradesi’ is shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award (FNLA) 2016, Sinhala Language.