Ashok Ferrey’s first collection of short stories, Colpetty People was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize, Sri Lanka’s premier literary award. It remains the top-selling book in English by a local author written in Sri Lanka till date. His second collection, The Good Little Ceylonese Girl was also shortlisted for the same prize. Serendipity, his third book, was shortlisted for the State Literary Awards. Ashok is a guest lecturer at the Colombo School of Architecture and the host of his own TV show, The Ashok Ferrey Show, an arts programme on national television. The Professional is his fourth book. His book The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons has been nominated for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. The Unmarriageable Man is his latest book.