Aruna Nambiar - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


In a previous life, Aruna Nambiar was a student of engineering and management, and a banker. Now a writer and editor, she writes tongue-in-cheek novels about life, relationships and the idiosyncrasies of Indian society.

Her latest novel, The Weird Women’s Club, is a witty, irreverent tale about reclaiming life after loss, dealing with society’s scrutiny as a woman and finding comfort and camaraderie with one’s own peculiar sisterhood. The novel challenges society’s outmoded beliefs about women’s lives and identities in a very lighthearted manner.

She is also the author of The Monsters Still Lurk, a bittersweet family saga that explores ageing and family dynamics, and Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth, a coming-of-age story and social satire set in 1980s Kerala.

Her recent works also include 2 ebooks of comic short fiction, Gender Bender and Lalita Kothandapani and the Heinous Crime. Her short stories have been featured in a number of anthologies as well, and she has edited fiction and non-fiction for several publishing houses including Penguin India and Westland Books.