Bangalore-based Anita Nair is to return to familiar territory - a book on Kerala. However this one is going to be set in medieval Kerala, which she says is a fascinating period that people today know little about.
Where The Rain Is Born: Writings About Kerala and Mistress.
Her latest novel, Lessons in Forgetting, has just been released by HarperCollins.
Anita Nair is the best-selling author of The Better Man, Ladies Coupe and and a collection of literary essays, Goodnight and God Bless. Mistress was longlisted for the 2008 Orange Prize in the UK. It was also a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award in the USA and for the LiBeraturpreis 2007 in Germany. Anita's books have been translated into twenty-nine languages around the world.