Nayomi Munaweera

We are delighted to welcome back author Nayomi Munaweera to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes author Nayomi Munaweera.

Nayomi Munaweera is a Sri Lankan-American novelist. Her debut novel, ‘Island of a Thousand Mirrors‘ (2012) was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize and the Dublin IMPAC Prize.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera.

‘Island of a Thousand Mirrors’ was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2012 and the Northern California Book Prize. The novel won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia in 2013 and was the Target Book Club selection for January 2016.

The book follows the fate of two families, one Tamil, one Sinhala as they straddle opposite sides of the long and brutal Sri Lankan civil war … at its root, it s a story of a fragmented nation struggling to find its way

The New York Times book review called the novel, “incandescent.”

Nayomi’s second novel, ‘What Lies Between Us‘ was hailed as one of the most exciting literary releases of 2016 from venues ranging from Buzzfeed to Elle magazine.

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera.

Her non-fiction and short fiction are also widely published. 

Nayomi Munaweera at FGLF 2017

Don’t miss meeting Nayomi Munaweera at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017. Her events will be announced in November 2016 … Please click the FOLLOW button below to receive email updates as festival news and announcements are published.