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Sri Lanka: South African author also boycotts Galle Literary Festival

Jan 27, 2011 7:28:05 AM - yahoo.com
South African award-winning novelist and playwright Damon Galgut has boycotted a literary festival in Sri Lanka because of the country's rights record, AFP quoted organisers as saying Thursday. Last week Nobel laureate Turkish-born Orhan Pamuk and his partner, fellow writer Kiran Desai, also pulled out of the Galle Literary Festival, following a petition by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and ...