Anita Nair is a popular Indian English-language writer and bestselling author of fiction and poetry. Her novels The Better Man and Ladies Coupé have been translated into 21 languages. Her first book, a collection of short stories called Satyr of the Subway, won her a fellowship from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her second book was published by Penguin India, and was the first book by an Indian author to be published by Picador USA. Her second novel Ladies Coupé was elected as one of the five best in India. Mistress itself was nominated for many awards including the PEN Beyond Margins Award.