We are delighted to welcome Quintus Fernando to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

Quintus Fernando is shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award (FNLA) 2016, English Language and was born in Negombo. He was ordained as a priest and served in various parishes, especially  a lovely fishing village near Negombo.

His interaction  with the poor but beautiful fishing community became the basis for his Novel, ‘Celibacy Factor’ which is shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Prize.

He was appointed the Rector of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo. In 1980, he was invited to  teach in the United States where he taught and lived till his retirement in 2008.

Presently, he lives a retired life in Negombo.