Date: Friday, January 13 2017.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing, Galle Fort.
This panel brings together a wonderful diversity of writers working in English.
The shortlisted novels include ‘The Dalada Chronicles’ by Shyam S. Dissanayake, ‘Celibacy Factor’ by Quintus G. Fernando, ‘First Utterance’ by Theena Kumaragurunathan and ‘Parallel Lives’ by Nanda Pethiyagoda.
Besides reading from and discussing their short-listed work, the writers will also talk about the art of novel writing as it relates to English writing today.
They will address various political and social issues that interest them and are reflected in their work.
- Participants: Shyam Dissanyake, Quintus G. Fernando, Theena Kumaragurunathan, Nanda Pethiyagoda.
- Moderator: Nayomi Munaweera.