Organizers of Sri Lanka's Galle Literary Festival said it will return in 2014 with a host of renowned writers, authors, historians, poets and biographers both global and local after taking skipping 2013.
"We wish to advise all friends of the Galle Literary Festival, that we have decided to take a break in 2013. However we are pleased to announce that the HSBC Galle Literary Festival will take place in 2014," founder Geoffrey Dobbs said in a statement.
"Our intention to move the event by one year was to make it even better for its patrons and to bring forth a list of participants visiting from all over the globe as well as closer to home.
"We thank our title sponsor HSBC and all other sponsors and festival enthusiasts for continuing to help build GLF as an event that is much sought after in the international literary circuit."
The festival which had drawn attracted top authors has become a looked forward to event which attracts local and international visitors.
It is usually held in January.