Dine with your Favourite Author at FGLF 2019

Jan 15 2019. view 97


With the Fairway Galle Literary Festival a day away, the excitement is palpable. The bibliophiles are set to gather in Galle to welcome their favourite authors at one of the world’s most exciting literary festivals. The Fairway Galle Literary festival has gained a reputation for being one of the best in the world and there is no place like the FGLF to meet a selection of world renowned authors.  Part of the attraction of this literary festival is the opportunity the organisers provide literary enthusiasts to meet the authors at a selection of lunches and dinners, where you get to listen to the author of your choice narrate anecdotes and talk about their book while enjoying a sumptuous meal.  Create your own festival highlights by sipping cocktails with Justine Picardie as she talks about her book on fashion icon Coco Chanel. For those interested in travel the cocktail at Vila Sielen Diva with Sir Don McCullin and Tom Bell will provide an interesting insight in to the lives of a venerated photographer Sir Don McCullin and travel writer Tom Bell. For lovers of historical writing, lunch with Dinah Jefferies will be an interesting option as she chats about chronicling Ceylonese history. The Masterclasses are also an interesting aspect to the festival as they provide the opportunity to engage with chefs and cookery writers as they create culinary masterpieces.  For a chance to take part in some of these exclusive events and get up close with a varied selection of authors visit the festival website for tickets.

www.galleliteraryfestival.com. 

Thursday Day 2
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
MASTER CLASS - Chef Charles Disa
(Fort Bazaar)

This master class by celebrated Chef Charles Disa will focus on modern thoughts on healthy foods and how to cook them without compromising on taste. Chef Charles is passionate about healthy and balanced diets and will also help participants to explore methods of sustainable sourcing.

Thursday Day 2
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm
LITERARY LUNCH
(Owl and the Pussycat)
Bachi Karkaria 

Join award-winning journalist Bachi Karkaria for lunch and a chance to discuss further the astonishing 1950’s case of trial by media that is the subject of her page-turner In Hot Blood.

Thursday Day 2
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm
LITERARY LUNCH
(The Bungalow)
Tom Bell and Subina Shrestha

A chance to meet over lunch Tom Bell, the writer of Kathmandu and prominent Nepalese journalist Subina Shrestha.

Thursday Day 2
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
TEA AND POETRY
(Fairway Sunset)
Tishani Doshi and Megan Dhakshini

Join poets Tishani Doshi and Megan Dhakshini as they chat over chai, chaat, and poetry

Thursday Day 2
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
COCKTAILS
(Amangalla)
Justine Picardie

This cocktail gathering will appeal to those who wish to chat with the author of Coco Chanel’s biography in the company of fellow enthusiasts.

Thursday Day 2
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
COCKTAILS
(Sielen Diva)

The Traveller: Sir Don McCullin and Tom Bell 
A wonderful opportunity for those interested in challenging travel, to compare notes with two writers whose careers were launched by it.

Friday Day 3
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
MASTER CLASS
(Jetwing Lighthouse Poolside)
Five Morsels of Love
Archana Pidathala

Five Morsels of Love is a collection of over 100 heirloom recipes based on G Nirmala Reddy’s 1974 South Indian cookbook Vanita Vantakãlu. In Five Morsels of Love, Nirmala Reddy’s granddaughter Archana captures a cross-section of her family’s recipes along with anecdotal stories and narratives introducing the reader to the flavours of the South Indian state Andhra Pradesh. The cookbook has detailed, well-curated and tested recipes ranging from wholesome vegetarian curries to spicy chicken curries to fiery spice powders to flavourful biryanis to celebratory sweets and all day snacks. With stunning photographs, great design and soulful writing there is so much to love about this book!

In this Master Class, Archana will introduce participants to the practicalities of making the dishes included in her grandmother’s cookbook.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Art of Eating Prize

Friday Day 3
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm
LITERARY LUNCH
(The Villa Republic)
Dinah Jefferies

A chance to lunch with this celebrated chronicler of Ceylonese social history.

Friday Day 3
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm
LITERARY LUNCH
(Jetwing Kurulubedda)
Mohammed Hanif

Join Mohammed Hanif, New York Times journalist and author of October’s Red Bird. A chance to chat with this writer whose keen observations of the world around us - delivered with trenchant wit - make him a stimulating conversationalist.  

Friday Day 3
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm
LITERARY LUNCH
(Galle Fort Hotel)
Nandana Sen and John Mackinson

Join Nandana Sen, celebrated author of children’s books and John Mackinson, former Chairman of Penguin Random House, for a luncheon discussion of life, love, and the universe.

Friday Day 3
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
TEA AND POETRY
(Fort Bazaar)
Nicole May
An opportunity to hear this spoken word poet in advance of her performance on Saturday afternoon.

Friday Day 3
8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
LITERARY DINNER
(Tamarind Hill)
Anne Enright

Join this Booker Prize Winning Author over dinner. A chance to hear Anne read from her novel The Gathering. Writer Herve Le Tellier will also read from his novel Enough About Love.

Friday Day 3
8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
LITERARY DINNER
(Amangalla)
Romesh Gunasekera

Romesh will read from his beautiful account of the portrait of a cook as a young man, at this dinner.

Saturday  Day 4
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
MASTER CLASS
(Jetwing Lighthouse Poolside)
Five Morsels of Love
Archana Pidathala

Five Morsels of Love is a collection of over 100 heirloom recipes based on G Nirmala Reddy’s 1974 South Indian cookbook Vanita Vantakãlu. In Five Morsels of Love, Nirmala Reddy’s granddaughter Archana captures a cross-section of her family’s recipes along with anecdotal stories and narratives introducing the reader to the flavours of the South Indian state Andhra Pradesh. The cookbook has detailed, well-curated and tested recipes ranging from wholesome vegetarian curries to spicy chicken curries to fiery spice powders to flavourful biryanis to celebratory sweets and all day snacks. With stunning photographs, great design and soulful writing there is so much to love about this book!

In this Master Class, Archana will introduce participants to the practicalities of making the dishes included in her grandmother’s cookbook.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Art of Eating Prize

Saturday  Day 4
12.00 pm – 2.30 pm
PRIVATE AFFAIR 
Anne Enright

Very limited tickets are available for this lunch with the Booker Prize Winning writer Anne Enright.

Saturday  Day 4
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
LITERARY LUNCH
(Fort Bazaar)
Simon Williams with Food by Chef Charles Disa

Actor Simon Williams has enjoyed a celebrated and wide-ranging career on stage and in film. This lunch, created by Chef Charles Disa has a focus on healthy eating that does not sacrifice happiness.

Saturday  Day 4
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
LITERARY LUNCH
(Jetwing Lighthouse)
Suzy Hansen

Suzy Hansen is a journalist whose thoughtful - and thought-provoking - Notes on a Foreign Country charts her journey towards an understanding of the way her native USA is viewed from afar.

Saturday  Day 4
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
TEA AND POETRY
(Fort Bazaar)
What’s Bred in the Flesh
Ramiya Jirasinghe and Vahni Capildeo

Two poets whose work powerfully explores issues of identity and belonging read to us from their most recent work.

Saturday  Day 4
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE
(Fort Bazaar)

Saturday  Day 4
8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
LITERARY DINNER
(The Fort Printers)
Madeleine Thien

The author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing arrives in Sri Lanka immediately after delivering the keynote address at PEN’s Freedom of Expression Award. This Literary Dinner will, accordingly, be one of the few opportunities to meet and speak with her.

Saturday  Day 4
8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
LITERARY DINNER
(Fairway Sunset)
Rachel Johnson

Join the author of The Mummy Diaries - a hilarious account of raising children in Notting Hill - for dinner.

Saturday  Day 4
8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
LITERARY DINNER
(Le Grand)
Anthony Horowitz

Dine with the creator of Alex Rider and the newest contributor to the extension of the James Bond series!

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tina Edward Gunawardhana

Tina Edward Gunawardhana is a journalist specialising in travel, fashion, lifestyle, cuisine and personalities. She is also the Features Editor for Hi!! Magazine. An intrepid traveller, she likes to show readers the world through her eyes and experiences. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - tinajourno tinajourno@gmail.com


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