It’s now less than 50 days to the 4th Galle Literary Festival, something that is definitely worth getting excited about if you are a book reading fugitive from winter. You can now successfully escape from the cold and travel to Sri Lanka in January to experience what is fast becoming one of the most lauded and acclaimed literary festivals around.

They are currently plotting with their writers – among them Ian Rankin, Michelle de Kretser, Mohammed Hanif, Claire Tomalin, Michael Frayn, Wendy Cope, Antony Beevor, Sarnath Banerjee and Shyam Selvadurai – to draw up a programme that will include arts still unexplored at the Festival: of writing detective fiction, making comic books and creating conspiracy theories. This programme will enable you to engage with the writers on a range of platforms such as engaging workshops, performances, more intimate conversations and even personal gourmet dinners in some of Galle’s finest heritage properties.

At the Galle Literary Festival 2010, which runs from 29th January – 1st February, you will be able to go from witty poetry at tea time to seafaring stories at sundown; from the outer world of a Victorian actress to the inner life of a degenerating sports journalist; from Romany Europe to Guantanamo Bay.  The Festival will premiere new performances by Sri Lankan artists and bring to life historic buildings.  For the first time the Festival will also include an extra day of events dedicated to local schoolchildren.

If you would like to experience this festival, why not combine it with our Amanwella & Amangalla itinerary which is currently 50% off. If you would like any further information on Sri Lanka please do give us a call on 020 7289 6100.