Two award-winning African writers and a popular Sri Lanka born novelist will be among the eminent authors participating in the 2011 Galle Literary Festival (GLF), sponsored by Emirates.
South African Damon Galgut, Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie and Karen Roberts, now resident in California, have been provided with travel sponsorship to the festival by the Dubai-based international airline.
“Emirates is happy to support the Galle Literary Festival once again,” said Chandana De Silva, the airline’s Area Manager for Sri Lanka & Maldives in a statement. “The festival continues to gain in stature and has become a significant event on the country’s events calendar. It has also helped to generate visibility for Sri Lanka among an important segment of international travellers -- writers and literature enthusiasts.”
Popular authors sponsored by Emirates at previous editions of the Galle Literary Festival include Michelle de Kretser, Ru Freeman, Vasugi V Ganeshananthan and Germaine Greer.