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Boycott Lanka literary festival, says Arundhati Roy

Jan 20, 2011 12:30:37 PM - yahoo.com
Controversial Indian author Arundhati Roy has joined fellow writers in calling for a boycott of a literary festival in Sri Lanka to protest alleged rights abuses and suppression of dissent in the country. Roy signed up a petition initiated by the Paris-based Reporters without Borders, urging world class authors to stay away from the Galle Literary Festival, which is due to open on January 26.