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Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

Anita Nair

Anita Nair

Anita Nair is the author of the novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupé, Mistress, Lessons in Forgetting, Idris: Keeper of the Light, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Eating Wasps. She has also authored a crime series featuring Inspector Gowda. Nair’s other books include a collection of poems titled Malabar Mind, a collection of essays titled Goodnight & God Bless and six books for children. She has also translated into English T.S.Pillai's Malayalam cult classic Chemmeen and edited a book of writings on Kerala titled Where the Rain is Born. Nair has written two plays and the screenplay for the movie adaptation of her novel Lessons in Forgetting, which was part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI 2012 and won the National Film Award in 2013. Among other awards, she was also given the Central Sahitya Akademi award and the Crossword Prize. Her books have been translated into over 31 languages around the world. She is the founder of the creative writing mentorship programme, Anita’s Attic.