Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai was a Malayali novelist and short-story writer whose work focused on the oppressed classes. He has written several novels and over 600 short stories. His best-known works include Kayar and Chemmeen. He won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1958 and the Jnanpith Award in 1984. Anita Nair is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of several novels.Anita Nair is the author of The Better Man, Ladies Coupe, Mistress, Lessons in Forgetting, Idris: Keeper of the Light, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Eating Wasps. She has also authored a crime series. Her other books include a collection of essays titled Goodnight & God Bless and six books for children. She has also translated T.S.Pillai's Malayalam cult classic Chemmeen.