Sir Tom Stoppard

“The festival was just what one wishes a literary festival to be, a treat and a tonic.” (Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2012)

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Joanna Trollope

“Galle literary festival is a remarkable experience. It’s not just in a marvelous place, but also manages to be both distinguished and intimate. It’s focus is, quite  properly, on reading and writing rather than celebrity, and the audiences are a treat – warm, highly literate and curious.“ (Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2012)

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Romesh Gunesekera

“The Galle Literary Festival has made literature amazingly exciting in Sri Lanka. It is a wonderful space for all of us—writers and readers—and a tribute to the importance of books in our lives. The encouragement it gives to reading and writing in Sri Lanka is immense!” (Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2007)

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FGLF 2019 Participants


Find out more about the participants attending the 2019 Fairway Galle Literary Festival … Learn More.

Festival Programme

Founder’s Notes

FGLF Founders Note - Galle, Sri Lanka - The capital city of the Indian Ocean

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Curator’s Notes

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