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Aruna Nambiar
Writer and Editor

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 third novel, The Weird Women's Club (2022) , was recently published by Speaking Tiger Books.  It is a wry, irreverent tale of love, loss, second chances, strange bedfellows, and finding your own peculiar tribe, and poses questions about society's outmoded beliefs about women's lives and identities.  She is also the author of The Monsters Still Lurk (2019), a funny, moving saga of family and ageing, and Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth (2014), a coming-of-age story and social satire set in 1980s Kerala. Her short fiction has been featured in a number of collections and she has also written for the coffee table book Portrait Kerala and edited fiction and non-fiction for several publishing houses including Penguin India and Westland Books.