The British Council is going to host a talk with Ashok Ferrey who will speak about his latest book, ‘The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons’.
Ashok Ferrey is Sri Lanka’s bestselling novelist. Author of 5 books, he read Pure Mathematics at Oxford before becoming a builder in London – ending up as a writer relatively late in life. His most recent book, The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons was longlisted for the DSC and Bangalore Lit Fest Prizes, and shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize. Ashok lives in Colombo where he guest lectures at the Colombo School of Architecture. In his spare time he is a personal trainer.
‘Ceasless’ is especially ‘special’ because it is the first Sri Lankan book that has had the rights bought by a French publishing house, for translation and publication in France and some other French-speaking countries. The book is in English ( as are all his works) and is a love story about a young Sri Lankan boy living in the UK who juggles life and love between the two cultures that he lives in – Sri Lanka and the UK. He also has to handle his cantankerous old mother who so vile and evil that the Devil himself has popped up to recruit her and even he is having a difficult time with her. It’s quite a funny book, and it appeals to South Asians who have lived in the Uk and to ex-pats living in SA both of whom understand the two cultures.
There will be a dramatic talk on his latest book will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience. Ashok will also describe the ways he tackle writing.