Lalita Iyer is a journalist who prefers writing books. She writes for little people and big people and the little people in big people. Some of her books include: I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot!, The Boy Who Swallowed a Nail and Other Stories, The Whole Shebang and Sridevi: Queen of Hearts. The Boy Who Swallowed a Nail and Other Stories was shortlisted for the Neev Book Award. She is a Sangam House fellow and is being raised by two boys, one of whom is feline.