A British Council Evening Talk
Literature is held in great reverence across South Asia. Why does the written word have such power in South Asia? And how will this play out in the 21st century? Will rising economic wealth change the way people relate to books and the written word? Will the increase in digital freedom across the region impact on people’s reading habits? Will the emergence of e-books mean the death of the library?
Join us live via livestream for an interesting panel discussion moderated by Ashok Ferry with:
- Lal Medewattegedera (writer)
- Sunethra Rajakarunannayake (meditation teacher and creative writer)
- Cortina Butler (Director of Literature, British Council, UK)
A presentation on "The revolution of e-books" will also be delivered by Rajiv Gunasena, Director - MD Gunasena book publishers, who has been in the forefront of digital publishing in Sri Lanka.