We are delighted to welcome Johann Peries to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

An artist inspired by nature, Johann is a hair-designer by profession and adventurer by choice.

He is the only Sri Lankan male to reach an altitude of 8,400m/27,559ft on Mount Everest, which he achieved on the 21st May 2016.

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His passion for the great outdoors and his creative soul have struck a perfect balance, which is evident in his work, life and interests.

Johann began his hair-designing career 25 years ago. Opting for originality over the formulaic, he soon became popular as one of the best hair-designers in the country.