We are delighted to welcome Isuru Chamara to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festial.

Winner, Godage Award 2005 and 2013.

Isuru Chamara is a Sri Lankan poet and writer who has published several poetry and short story collections.

His poetry and short stories have a unique voice, most significantly for including queer themes. He won two Godage Awards for his works, first in 2005, for Best Young Poet for his book ‘Suda’, and the second for the Best Short Story collection in 2013 for ‘Malak Katha Karai. Thandawa’, published in 2011, was nominated for the best poetry collection in the 2011 Godage Awards.

Isuru continues to write and his latest publication is ‘Apa Dedena Mada Maha Muhuda’, published in 2016. He is currently working as an Entomological Officer under the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.