In a previous life, Aruna Nambiar was a student of engineering and management and worked in an international bank. Now a writer and editor based in Bangalore, she writes tongue-in-cheek, slice-of-life novels brimming with humour and nostalgia. Her latest novel, The Monsters Still Lurk, is a funny, moving saga about family and ageing that unfolds against the backdrop of a fast-changing post-liberalisation India. Her debut novel, Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth, is part coming-of-age story, part social satire and part comedy of errors set in small-town Kerala of the 1980s. She is working on her third novel.