2016 Galle Literary Festival Participant Quote - Padma Viswanathan

“I don’t know how the Galle organizers make this festival so rewardingly intimate, given its size and range. All the events are well-attended, with lots of chances for informal encounters with fellow writers, local readers, and the gorgeous Sri Lankan landscape–encounters occasionally assisted by arrack cocktails–as well as the headiness of glimpsing this country’s cultural re-building, post-war. A delight and a privilege.”

Padma Viswanathan (FGLF 2016)