Anita Nair

Author: Anita Nair

Profile: Anita Nair is an Indian writer and novelist. She writes her books in the English language. She was born in Shoranur, Kerala, India. Anita Nair completed her studies at the N.S.S. College and Virginia Centre For The Creative Arts. She completed her education in Chennai before returning to Kerala to attain her BA degree in English Language and Literature. She resides with Suresh Parambath, her husband and her son in Bangalore.

When Anita Nair wrote her first book, called Satyr of the Subway, a collection of stories, she was working in Bangalore as a creative director, in an advertising agency. She won a fellowship from the Virginia Centre for the Creative arts for this book.

Writing style: An individualistic flair is exhibited by Anita Nair in her writing style. Confrontation between family responsibilities of individuals and self-actualization is the main thrust of her novels. An awe-inspiring depth is displayed by her in her narration.

Published Texts:

1997 - Satyr of the Subway & Eleven Other Stories 1997

1999 – The Better Man

2001 – Ladies Coupe

2002 – Malabar Mind – Poetry Calicut

2003 – Where the Rain is Born – Writings about Kerala (Editor)

2004 – Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends

2005 – Mistress

2006 – Adventures of Nonu, the Skating Squirrel

2007 – Living Next Door to Alise

2008 – Magical Indian Myths

2008 – Goodnight & God Bless

2010 – Lessons In Forgetting

2011 – Chemmeen

2012 – Cut Like Wound – Literary noir

2012 – The Lilac House: a novel

2014 – Idris – Historical novel

2015 – Alphabet soup for lovers

2016 – Chain of custody: an inspector Gowda novel

2018 – Eating Wasps

 

Awards and Acknowledgements:

Arch of Excellence Award by the All India Achievers’ Conference, New Delhi for Literature

2007 – LiBeraturpreis, finalist, Germany

2008 – FLO FICCI Women Achievers Award for Literature

2009 – Honored by Montblanc with the launching of the Special Edition writing instrument in India, for her novel contribution to literature

2012 – Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for her contribution to culture and literature

2014 – The Hindu Literary Prize shortlist for Idris Keeper Of The Light

2015 – Global Ambassador for Women for Expo May

2017 – Crossword Book Award, Jury Award, Children’s category, Muezza and Baby Jaan

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