Kate Tempest

We are delighted to welcome Kate Tempest to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival. (Kate Tempest’s travel is sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines.)

Kate is an award winning English poet, spoken word artist, musician, novelist and playwright.

Kate Tempest was born in London in 1985. She has published two plays, ‘Wasted’ and ‘Hopelessly Devoted’, and two collections of poetry, ‘Everything Speaks in its Own Way’ and the acclaimed ‘Hold Your Own’.

Her epic poem, ‘Brand New Ancients’, won the 2012 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.

Her album ‘Everybody Down’ was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize. She is a Next Generation Poet. The Bricks that Built the Houses is her first novel. Her latest album is ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’.

2017 FGLF Participant Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos.


Kate Tempest at FGLF 2017

Do not miss the performances by Kate Tempest at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017.