Friday, January 13th 2017

Festival Box Office: 25, Leyn Bahn Street, Galle Fort
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9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

EXCURSION: Channa Daswatte on Lunuganga.

EXCURSION: Channa Daswatte on Lunuganga: A Crucible of Architectural Experiment.

Departs from Amangalla Hotel inside the Galle Fort at 9 a.m. Includes lunch at Lunuganga.

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9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

IN CONVERSATION: Somini Sengupta on The End of Karma

IN CONVERSATION: Somini Sengupta on The End of Karma – Hope and Fury Among India’s Young.

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9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

FGLF 2017 Event - Thinking Out Loud with Kate Tempest on Let Them Eat Chaos.

THINKING OUT LOUD: Kate Tempest on Let Them Eat Chaos.

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9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

IN CONVERSATION: Katherine Boo on Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.

IN CONVERSATION: Katherine Boo on Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.

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9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

FAIRWAY CELEBRATION OF SRI LANKA SERIES: The Fairway National Literary Award English Shortlist.

Free Event.

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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

COOKERY CLASS: The Art of the Tart by Jason Licker.

COOKERY CLASS, FOLLOWED BY A SAMPLING OF PASTRIES: The Art of the Tart by Jason Licker.

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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

WORKSHOP: Alison Wearing on Memoir.

WORKSHOP: Alison Wearing on Memoir.

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10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COOKERY CLASS, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH:  The Fort Ladies on Galle Cuisine.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Colm Tóibín on The Master and All a Novelist Needs.

IN CONVERSATION:  Colm Tóibín on The Master and All a Novelist Needs.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

IN CONVERSATION: Anjan Sundaram on Bad News.

IN CONVERSATION: Anjan Sundaram on Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Cathy Marie Buchanan on The Day the Falls Stood Still and The Painted Girls.

IN CONVERSATION: Cathy Marie Buchanan on The Day the Falls Stood Still and The Painted Girls.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

DUET: Anita Nair and Ananth Padmanabhan.

DUET: Anita Nair on Idris: Keeper of the Light and Ananth Padmanabhan on Play with Me.

Free Event.

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12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCHTIME ILLUMINATIONS: Coexistence in Post-War Sri Lanka: Dealing with the Past.

Free Event.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Award Ceremony: 2017 Edward Lear Prize for Poetry.

THE EDWARD LEAR PRIZE FOR POETRY AWARD CEREMONY

Limited FREE Booked Passes. Refreshments will be served.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LITERARY LUNCH: Philippa Gregory on The Taming of the Queen.

LITERARY LUNCH: Philippa Gregory on The Taming of the Queen.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LITERARY LUNCH: Katherine Boo and Fuchsia Dunlop.

LITERARY LUNCH: Katherine Boo and Fuchsia Dunlop on Exploring Other Worlds.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PRIVATE AFFAIR! ... with Brigid Keenan.

PRIVATE AFFAIR! Brigid Keenan.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PRIVATE AFFAIR! ... with John Gimlette.

PRIVATE AFFAIR! John Gimlette.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PRIVATE AFFAIR ... with Sara Wheeler and Alison Wearing.

PRIVATE AFFAIR!   Sara Wheeler and Alison Wearing.

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2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

THE DEEP READ: Lezley Hazleton on The First Muslim and Agnostic.

THE DEEP READ: Lesley Hazleton on The First Muslim and Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.

With an opening poetry reading by Afdhel Aziz.

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2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FAIRWAY CELEBRATION OF SRI LANKA SERIES: The Fairway National Literary Award Tamil Shortlist.

FREE EVENT. In Tamil with simultaneous English translation.

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2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

IN CONVERSATION: Sunila Galappatti on A Long Watch.

IN CONVERSATION: Sunila Galappatti on A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka.

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2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP: Sunjeev Sahota on The Art of Good Dialogue.

WORKSHOP: Sunjeev Sahota on The Art of Good Dialogue.

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3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

POETRY READING: Luke Wright and Anita Nair.

LIPTON TEA AND POETRY-POETRY READING:  Luke Wright and Anita Nair.

With pastries by master pastry chef Jason Licker, and a selection of teas by Lipton.

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AFDHEL AZIZ on Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn.

THINKING OUT LOUD:  Afdhel Aziz on Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn.

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

POETRY PERFORMANCE: Michael Fehr Performs his Poetry.

POETRY PERFORMANCE: Michael Fehr Performs his Poetry.

Free Event.
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4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

2017 FGLF Event - Thinking Out Loud with N. Ram

Thinking Out Loud: N. Ram on Free Speech Deficits – Reflections on the fraught state of freedom of expression in India and Sri Lanka.

Free Event.
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4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Deep Read with Philippa Gregory.

THE DEEP READ: Philippa Gregory on Three Sisters, Three Queens, The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen.

With an opening poetry reading by Jemima Foxtrot.
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5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

THE FAIRWAY NATIONAL LITERARY AWARD CEREMONY.

Limited FREE Booked Passes.
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6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wine Tasting.

WINE TASTING.

Limited Tickets.
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6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

FGLF 2017 Event - A Gin Master Class with Geraldine Coates

GIN MASTER CLASS: Geraldine Coates on Adventures in Gin

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6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Nayanjot Lahiri on The Emperor Ashoka.

SUNSET SERIES: Nayanjot Lahiri on The Emperor Ashoka.

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6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

SUNSET SERIES: Kristina Taylor on Women Garden Designers in History.

SUNSET SERIES: Kristina Taylor on Women Garden Designers in History.

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7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

THINKING OUT LOUD: Luke Wright on What I learned from Johnny Bevan.

THINKING OUT LOUD: Luke Wright on What I Learned from Johnny Bevan.

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8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

FESTIVAL PARTY AND BBQ:  With Festival Authors & Music by Out of Time.

FESTIVAL PARTY AND BBQ:  With Festival Authors & Music by Out of Time.

Limited Tickets.

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8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

LITERARY DINNER: Colm Tóibín on A Guest at the Feast.

LITERARY DINNER: Colm Tóibín on A Guest at the Feast.

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8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Literary Dinner with Kate Tempest at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017.

LITERARY DINNER: KATE TEMPEST on Brand New Ancients.

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8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

LITERARY DINNER: An Evening with John Gimlette & Christina Lamb.

LITERARY DINNER: An Evening with John Gimlette & Christina Lamb.

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9:30 p.m. Onwards.

MAYHEM PAST MIDNIGHT: Ramsay and Jemima Foxtrot.

MAYHEM PAST MIDNIGHT: Ramsay & Jemima Foxtrot.

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