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Anita Nair was working as the creative director of an advertising
agency in Bangalore when she wrote her first book. A collection of
short stories called Satyr of the Subway, she sold it to Har-Anand
Press. The book won her a fellowship from the Virginia Center for
Creative Arts. Her second book was published by Penguin India, and
was the first book by an Indian author to be published
by Picador USA. She lives in Bangalore and has her own website
- About Anita Nair
- Lessons in Forgetting
Harper Collins, India (2010)
- When we first see Meera, she is a carefully groomed corporate wife with a successful career as a writer of cookbooks. Then one day her husband fails to come home after a party and she becomes responsible not just for her children but her mother and grandmother, and the running of Lilac House, their rambling old family home in Bangalore. Enter Professor J.A. Krishnamurthy, or JAK, a renowned cyclone studies expert, on a very different trajectory in life. In a bedroom in his house lies his nineteen-year- old daughter Smriti, left comatose after a vicious attack on her while she was on holiday at a beachside town.
A wall of silence and fear surrounds the incident?the grieving father is helped neither by the local police, nor by her boyfriend in his search for the truth. Through a series of coincidences, Meera and JAK find their lives turning and twisting together, with the unpredictability and sheer inevitability of a cyclone. And as the days pass, fresh beginnings appear where there seemed to be only endings.
- Review by Jaishree Misra in Outlook
- Interview with Chetan Krishnaswamy.
- Interview in Indian Express.
- Malabar Mind
Yeti Books (2002)
- Sawnet Review by Michelle Reale
- Raking up the everyday. Review from the Hindu.
- Ladies Coupe
Penguin India. Chatto and Windus UK. (2002)
about the book
in the Hindu.
Singh liked the book.
short review in the Guardian.
travellers. Review in the Hindu.
- The Better Man
- Sawnet Review by Susan Chacko
- Gaze of
the inner eye. India Today review by Alka Nigam.
in the Times of India
- Satyr of the Subway and other stories
Har-Anand Publications (1997)
the Indian Express
Books edited by Anita Nair
- Where the Rain is Born
Penguin, India. (2003)
South Asian Women authors