Anita Nair was born in Shoranur, Kerala, in 1966. She grew up in Chennai and later moved to Kerala, where she did her BA in English language and literature. She worked as an advertising writer before opting to write full-time in 2001. Nair is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction:Satyr of the Subway and Eleven Other Stories, The Better Man, Ladies Coupé, Mistress, and Goodnight and God Bless. Her new novel is Lessons in Forgetting. She has also published a collection of poems, Malabar Mind, and has edited Where the Rain Is Born:Writings about Kerala. Her books have been translated into thirty languages worldwide. She lives in Bangalore.