DUET: NAYOMI MUNAWEERA on What Lies Between Us and ASHOK FERREY on The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons.

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Hall de Galle, Galle Fort.

This session brings together two of Sri Lanka’s finest writers, one from the diaspora, one living locally, who will talk about their new books, exploring themes of migration and the long arm of history and trauma.

In Nayomi Munaweera’s much awaited second novel, the trauma a young girl experiences in Sri Lanka follows her to America where, despite falling deeply in love and marrying happily, the secrets of her past continue to corrode her life.

Ashok Ferrey’s new book, a richly comic Sri Lankan morality tale, takes a sly look at evil: how the Sri Lankan belief in demons follows a young Sri Lankan man to his life in England. There, he meets the love of his life, but the troubles really begin, when she asks to meet his family.

‘Munaweera’s second and more daring book will unnerve and devastate’ – L.A. Review of Books.

‘Ashok Ferrey is both the court jester and crown prince of modern Sri Lankan Writing – Shehan Karunatilaka author of The Chinaman.

Event Photo Gallery

Photographs by Festival Photographer: Fotocube

Ashok Ferrey, Nayomi Munaweera and Shyam Selvadurai at A Duet

Ashok Ferrey, Nayomi Munaweera and Shyam Selvadurai get ready to go up on stage …

Moderator Shyam Selvadurai

Moderator Shyam Selvadurai introduces the upcoming ‘Duet’.

Ashok Ferrey and Nayomi Munaweera chat with moderator Shyam Selvadurai

A chat with moderator Shyam Selvadurai …

Ashok Ferrey, Nayomi Munaweera and moderator Shyam Seladurai

Ashok and Nayomi take audience questions …

View 2017 Programme:

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5