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Galle Literary Festival

Listed under Arts Festivals in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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The doors of Sri Lanka’s ancient walled city are opened to the public once a year in the name of literature, photography, music, ecology, architecture and food. Step through the fourth wall and enter a realm where for a few days a year the borders of fiction and reality are blurred. Amidst the rain forests, chaotic markets and villages of the Southern Province writers from around the globe such as Vikram Seth, Germaine Greer and Romesh Guneskra discuss their work in front of large audiences as well in smaller workshops. Take an architectural tour through the 36 hectare fort peppered with old colonial mansions, follow the festival’s trail as it spills outside the fort following the frangipani trees along the coast and embrace this literary warp which will send you travelling much further than the turn of the last page.

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Written by  Sybilla Harvey.

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