Anita Nair is one of India’s most acclaimed authors. Her oeuvre includes literary fiction, noir, poetry, children’s literature, and translation. Her best known works include Ladies Coupe, The Better Man, Mistress, Eating Wasps, Lessons in Forgetting, Where the Rain is Born (poetry), Nine Faces of Being (play), and The Little Duck Girl (audio stories). Her books have been translated into thirty-two languages around the world. Anita Nair is the recipient of several prizes and honours including the Indian National Film Award in 2013, the Central Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Crossword Prize. She is the founder of the creative writing mentorship program Anita’s Attic, which has mentored over 100 writers. She is also a High-Profile Supporter of the UNHCR and the literary curator for Gajotsavam, an initiative by the Wildlife Trust of India.
A Case of Indian Marvels
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