Anita Nair is the author of the novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupé, Mistress, Lessons in Forgetting, Idris: Keeper of the Lightand Alphabet Soup for Lovers. 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. Her books have been translated into over 30 languages. She has also 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 is the recipient of the Central Sahitya Akademi award and the Crossword Prize. She is also the founder of the creative writing and mentorship programme, Anita’s Attic. Her latest novel is Eating Wasps.