ഒരിടത്തു: Malayalam Literature Here and Now
Paul Zacharia with Anita Nair
Paul Zacharia has authored over 50 works of fiction and non-fiction in Malayalam including short stories, novellas, travelogues, film-scripts, essays/columns and children’s books. In 2004 he received the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award. In 2013 he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi. In 2020, the government of Kerala presented him its top literary honor: the Ezhuthachan Award. He lives in Thiruvananthapuram
Anita Nair is the author of the novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupé, Mistress, Lessons in Forgetting, Idris: Keeper of the Light, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Eating Wasps.
She has also authored a crime series featuring Inspector Gowda.
Anita Nair’s other books include a collection of poems titled Malabar Mind, a collection of essays titled Goodnight & God Bless and six books for children. She has also translated into English T.S.Pillai's Malayalam cult classic Chemmeen. She has also edited a book of writings on Kerala titled Where the Rain is Born Anita Nair has also written two plays and the screenplay for the movie adaptation of her novel Lessons in Forgetting which was part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI 2012 and won the National Film Award in 2013. Among other awards, she was also given the Central Sahitya Akademi award and the Crossword Prize. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages around the world.
She is the founder of the creative writing mentorship program Anita’s Attic.
Anita Nair is a High Profile Supporter of the UNHCR
Her Twitter and Instagram handles are @anitanairauthor