The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival is delighted to welcome back author Ashok Ferrey.

FGLF 2018 Participant - Author Ashok Ferrey

Ashok Ferrey is a writer and illustrator of several best-selling works. His first two books of short stories Colpetty People (2005) and The Good Little Ceylonese Girl (2006) were both shortlisted for Sri Lanka’s Gratiaen Award.

His other works include Serendipity (2009) and The Professional (2013).

Ashok is also a guest lecturer at the Colombo School of Architecture and host of the programme ‘Art and Architecture with Ashok’, currently on national television.

His most recent book, The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons (2017) has been long listed for the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Asia.

FGLF 2018 Participant Book - The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons

The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons is a “homage to the colonial hangover desperately trying to be suppressed by the next generation of Sri Lankan gentry”, according to a review by Sunitra Pacheco on, and is described by the author, Ashok Ferry as “a part of the world where people wore their evil (or goodness) on their sleeve.”

Ashok’s work is presently being translated into French for publication in France.


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