The panellists observed that readers and the media both tend to relate the experiences of the characters to the life of the author and often to extremes.
Anita Nair, in her latest novel Eating Wasps, strings together enough tales to compensate for the apparent dearth of feminine narratives.
The annual fest has often been criticised for its choice of left-of-centre speakers. But KLF claims to be a platform that enables discussion and voicing of strong opinion and dissent.
'Eating Wasps' pulls you into the life of ten principal women characters of various ages and social backgrounds who fight their life situations with resilience, as men take a back seat.
Anita Nair is a remarkable writer and a compelling storyteller.
Nair's latest book Eating Wasps explores the everyday decisions taken by women and the consequences that take place thereof.