The 2009 Galle Literary Festival kicked off to a great start for the publishing house with newly published author Shehani Gomes showcased with three other talented writers on the first day. Shehani read from her book Learning to Fly and it was well received. Ameena Hussein, Asitha Ameresekere, children’s writer S.R. Sameem, and Ashok Ferrey were featured in the main program and Manuka Wijesinghe launched her much awaited second novel Theravada Man. Here are some photographs of readers and writers at the GLF.