Faelish literature is broadly divided into four main categories as there is no single dominant language: Vallo, Faelish, English and Valegón. Faelish culture had a rich literary heritage, and from the Roman period emerged the Vallo-speaking district in the Latin Coast. Just prior to and during the Demesne period writings in Valegón and English, respectively, first appeared. The decolonization processes of the 20th century allowed Faelish to re-emerge.
Several lesser languages and dialects are also represented such as Argentau French and Asturian.
Faelish literature spans thousands of years, from the earliest recorded poetry to the mature fictional novels that arose during the 15th cent. CE to entertain the masses of literate Faels. The introduction of widespread printing by movable type rapidly spread written knowledge throughout the island's history and culture. In more modern times, the literature has been analyzed as a cohesive unit where previously the linguistic divisions were recognized separately; but the fact is that many authors and readers are multilingual and therefore influence each other.
The literary traditions represented on the island vary widely, and each region has its own attributes and volume of work that has uniquely contributed to the Faelish corpus. Even though there is a disproportionately high amount of literature produced in the English language, a certain Faelish perspective can be found in the literature of all the states of the island. The hybrid flavor, however, is relatively new and the product of recent unification, but heralds a boom in creative output from the country as it learns more about itself as a single nation.
English-speaking writers from Faeland are best known worldwide. The literature is naturally subject to strong Faelish influences. Although it has been the lingua franca of the island for nearly 150 years, it is slowly receding in the face of the Faelish Revival. Some of the most famous current practitioners of the craft, however, are transplants; for example Frank Ballast, an American, is well known for his frequent visits to Faeland, and maintains a small woodland estate called Silvernest in the Seffoci Forest.