Authors and their Works:
 
1. Akkittam
 
Akkittam (Akkittattu Achuthan Namboothiri) (B. 1926) Born in Kumaranelloor in Palakkad district. Poet, essayist, editor.
 
Works:
Poetry: Irupatam Nuttantinte Ithihasam (The Legend of the twentieth century) (1958) Arangettam (Debut) (1961) Balidarsanam (The sight of the sacrifice) (1970) Nimisha Kshetram (Temple of the Moment) (1972) Itinju Polinja Lokam (The Crumpled World) (1983) Amritaghatika (Pot of Ambrosia) (1985) Akkittattinte Teranjetutta Kavitakal (Selected Poems of Akkittam) (1986) Kalikkottilil (In the Performance Shed) (1990).
Essays: Upanayanam (Investiture with the Brahminical Thread) (1971) Samavarttanam (Ritual connected with the Brahmin boy's completion of Vedic Education) (1978).
2. Anand
 
Anand (P. Sachidanandan)(B. 1936) Born in Irinjalakuda. Engineer, P&PI Director.
 
Works:
Novel: Alkkuttam (Crowd) (1970) Marana Certificate (Death Certificate) (1974) Abhayarthikal (Refugees) (1984) Marubhoomikal Untakunnathu (How Deserts come into being) (1989).
Short Story: Vithum Thatavum ( House and Prison) (1981) Otiyunna Kurisu (The Breaking Cross) Samvadam (Discussion).
Essays: Anandinte Lekhanangal (Essays of Anand) (1985).
Study: Jaivamanushyan (Organic Man) (1991).
Drama: Savaghoshayathra (Death Procession) (1992).
3. Bhattathiripad V.T.
 
Bhattathiripad V.T. (V.T. Raman Bhattathiripad) (1896-1982) Born in Mezhattur. Dramatist, Essayist, Autobiographer, Temple Priest, Social Reformer.
 
Works:
Drama: Atukkalayilninnu Arangatheykku (From kitchen to stage) (1930).
Short story: Rajanirangam (Night scene) (1928).
Essay: Sathyamennathu ivite Manishyanakunnu (The Truth here is Man) (1961) Vetivattam (Conversation) (1970).
Autobiography: Kannirum Kinavum (Tears and Dreams) (1970).
4. Chandu Menon
 
Chandu Menon, Oyyarattu (1847-89) Novelist. Born in Vadakarai. Judge.
 
Works:
Indulekha (Name of a person) (1889) Sarada Vol.I (Name of a person) (1892).
 
5. Govindan Nair Itasseri
 
Govindan Nair Itasseri (1906-74) Born in Kuttippuram. Poet and Dramatist. Lawyer's clerk.
 
Works:
Poetry: Putthan Kalavum Arivalum (New pot and sickle) (1951) Karuttha Chettichikal (Dark 'Chettichis') Kavileppattu (The song in the Grove Temple (1966) Itasseriyute Theranhetutha Krithikal (Selected Works: of Itasseri) (1966) Oru Piti Nelliykka (A handful of gooseberries) (1968) Itasseriyute Kavithakal (Poems of Itasseri) (1988) Anthithiri (Twilight lamp) 1977.
Drama: Koottu krishi (Combined Agriculture) (1950) Kaliyum Chiriyum (Game and Laughter) (1954) Ennichutta Appam (Rice cakes that were counted and fried)(1957).
6. Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Tampuran
 
Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Thampuran (1845-1914) Born in Lakshmipuram at Changanasseri. Poet, essayist, Text Book Committee Chairman.
 
Works:
Poetry: Manipravalasakunthalam (Sakunthalam in Manipravala style) (Translation 1882) Mayoorasandesam (Message through the Peacock) (1894) Deivayogam (Godly Destiny) (1909).
Essays: Sanmaarga Samagraham (A Summary of the good path) (1889) Vijnaana Manjari (Bunch of Knowledge) (1932) Sanmaarga Pradeepam (The Light of Good Path) (1939).
Novel: Akbar (1894).
7. Kesavadev P.
 
Kesavadev P. (1904-83) Born in North Paravur. Novelist, Short Story Writer, Dramatist, Labour Activist.
 
Works:
Novel: Otayil ninnu (From the gutter) (1940) Bhrantalayam (Mental Asylum) (1949) Ayalkkar (Neighbours) (1953) Rowdy (1958) Kannati (Mirror) (1961) Svapnam (Dream) (1967) Eniykkum jiviykkanam (I too want to live) (1973) Nhontiyute katha (The story of a Lame person (1974) Velicham Kerunnu (Light is Ascending) (1974) Adyatte katha (First story) (1985) Engottu (Where to?) (1985).
Short stories: Annatte Natakam (The Drama of that Day) (1945-48) Ushas (Dawn) (1948) Kotichi (Greedy woman) (1961)
Drama: Natakakrittu (Dramatist) (1945) Munnottu (Forward) (1947) Pradhana Mantri (Prime Minister) (1948) Nhanippakkamyunistavum (I will now become a communist) (1953) Chekuttanteyum Katalinteyumitayil (Between the Devil and the Deep Sea) (1953) Mazhayangum Kutayingum (Rain is there and Umbrella is here) (1956) Kesavadevinte Natakangal (Plays of Kesavadev) (1967).
8. Krishna Pillai
 
Krishna Pillai, Changampuzha: (1911-48) Born at Edappalli Poet.
 
Works:
Baashpanjali (Salutation with tears) (1935) Hemanta Chandrika (The Moon of Winter) (1935) Ramanan (Name of a Person) (1936) Raktapushpangal (Flowers of Blood) (1941) Sankalpakanti (The Beauty of Imagination) (1942) Thilothama (Name of a Person) (1943) Valsala (Name of a Person) (1944) Devata (Angel) (1944) Mohini (Beauty) (1944) Spandiykkunna Asthimaatam (The Vibrating Cremation Ground) (1945) Aparadhikal (Offenders) (1945) Yavanika (Curtain) (1946) Nirvriti (Ecstasy) (1947) Madirolsavam (Drunken Revelry) (1947) Svararagasudha (The honey of sounds and music) (1948) Manhakkilikal (Yellow Birds) (1949) Patunna Pisaachu (Singing Devil) (1949) Nirunna Theechoola (Burning Furnace) (1949) Smasanathile Thulasi (The Basil Tree in the Burning Ghat) (1949) Magdalana Mohini (The Beauty of Magdalene) (1950) Narthaki (Dancer) (1950) Lilankanam (Playground) (1988).
 
9. Kumaranasan N.
 
Kumaranasan N. (1873-1924). Born in Kayikkara. Poet, Critic, Social reformer, Editor.
 
Works:
Poetry: Veena Poovu (Fallen Flower) (1907) Nalini (Name of a person) (1912) Leela (Name of a person) (1914) Gramavrikshattile Kuyil (The Nightingale on the Village Tree)(1918) Prarodanam (Lamentation) (1919) Chintavishtayaya Seetha (Thoughtful Seetha) (1920) Duravastha (Bad Situation) (1922) Pushpavati (Flower Garden) (1922) Manimaala (Pearl garland) (1924) Karuna (Compassion) (1924) Vanamaala (Garland made out of wild flowers) (1924).
Review: Niroopanangal (Reviews) (1930).
10. Kunhikuttan Thampuran
 
Kunhikuttan Thampuran, Kodungalloor (1864-1913) Poet, Prose Writer. Born in the Royal Family of Kodungalloor.
 
Works:
Poetry: Kavibharatam (The Bharata of Poets) (1893) Thuppalkolambi (Spittoon) (1910) Kamson (Name of a puranic character) (1911) Palulli Charitham (Story of Palulli) (1925).
Translations: Mahabhaaratham (The Mahabharata) (1906) Kaadambari Katha Saaram (The Summary of the tale of Kadambari) (1924) Vikaramorvasiyam (The tale of Vikrama and Urvashi) (1927) Sukasandesam (The Message through the Parrot) (1945).
11. Kunhiraman Nair P.
 
Kunhiraman Nair P. (1905-78). Born in the family Vellikkoth Panayanthatta. Teacher.
 
Works:
Poetry: Kaliyachan (Play father) (1954) Onasadya (Onam feast) (1960) Pookkalam (Floral Decoration) (1964) Thaamarathoni (Lotus Boat) (1966) Vasantholsavam (Celebration of Spring) (1972) Chilamboli (Tinkling of the anklet bells) (1974) Ratholsavam (Chariot Festival) (2 Vols.) (1978) Thamaratthen (Lotus Honey) (1983).
Drama: Rangamandapam (Stage Shed) (1956) Upasana (Worship) (1958).
12. Kunhunni
 
Kunhunni (B. 1927) Born in Valappad. Teacher .
 
Works: 
Mutthassi Katha Parayunnu (Grandma tells a story) (1955) Kalikkoppu (Toy) (1959) Kuttikkavithakal (Little Poems) (1960) Kunhunniyute Kavithakal (Poems of Kunhunni) (1969) Vithum Muthum (Seed and Pearl) (1978) Kavitha (Poetry) (1983) Valiya Kuttikkavithakal (Big little poems) (1984) Appuppan Thaadi (Hairy seed of a plant) (1985) Kinginikkavithakal (Tinkling poems) (1986).
13. Kurup O.N.V.
 
Kurup O.N.V. (O.N. Velukkurup) (B. 1930) Born in Chavara. College Teacher, Poet, Lyricist, Kerala Kalamandalam Chairman.
 
Works:
Daahikkunna Paanapaathram (Thirsty Goblet) (1956) Mayilppeeli (Peacock Feather) (1964) Agnisalabhangal (Fireflies) (1971) Aksharam (Letter) (1974) Karutha Pakshiyute pattu (The Song of the Blackbird) (1977) Uppu (Salt) (1980) Bhumiykku oru Charamageetham (A Dirge to the Earth) (1984) Shaarngka Pakshikal (1987) Thonnyaksharangal (Nonsense Letters) (1989) Mrugaya (Hunting) (1990) Aparaahnam (Afternoon) (1991) Ujjayini (The place known as Ujjain) (1994) Svayamvaram (Marriage of one's own choice) (1995).
14. Kuttikrishnan P.C.
 
Kuttikrishnan. P.C (Pen Name: Uroob) (1915-79) Born in Ponnani. Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Essayist, Teacher, Journalist, Producer in the All India Radio.
 
Works:
Novel: Ummaachu (Name of a person) (1954) Mindaappennu (Silent Woman) (1958) Sundarikalum Sundaranmaarum (Female beauties and male beauties) (1958) Aniyara (Green Room) (1967) Ammini (Name of a person) (1972) Chuzhiykku Pinpe Chuzhi (Whirlpool after Whirlpool) (1980).
Short Story: Tamarathoppi (Lotus Cap) (1955) Mukham mootikal (Masks) (1966) Thurannitta Jalakam (Open Window) (1973) Nilaavinte Rahasyam (The Secret of the Moonlight) (1974) Theranjetuttha Kathakal (Selected Stories) (1982) Rachiyamma (Name of a person) (1985).
Essays: Kavisammelanam (Poets' Meeting) (1969).
15. Lalithambika Antharjanam N.
 
Lalithambika Antharjanam N. (1909-87) Born in Kottavattam, Kottarakkara.
 
Works:
Short Story: Mootupatathil (Within the veil) (1946) Kalathinte etukal (Pages of Time) (1949) Thakarnna Thalamura (Destroyed Generation)(1949) Kilivathililute (Through the small window) (1950) Kotunkattil ninnu (From the Tempest) (1951) Kanneerinte Punchiri (The Smile of Tears) (1955) Agnipushpangal (Fire Flowers) (1960) Theranjetuttha Kathakal (Selected Short Stories) (1966) Sathyathinte Swaram (The Sound of Truth) (1968) Viswaroopam (Cosmic Form) (1971) Dheerendra Majumdarute Amma (Dhirendra Majumdar's Mother) (1973) Pavithra Mothiram (A gold Ring made in the fashion of the 'Darbha' ring) (1979).
Novel: Agnisakshi (Fire -Witness) (1977).
16. Madhavan Nair V.
 
Madhavan Nair V. (Pen name: Mali) (1915-96) Born in Trivandrum. Novelist and Short Story Writer for children.
 
Works:
Unnikalee katha parayam (Children, (I) will Tell you a Story) (1954) Unnikalkku Janthukathakal (Animal Tales for Children) (1957) Unnikkathakal (Children's Tales) (1967) Mali Ramayanam (Mali's Raamayana) (1962) Mali Bhaagavatham (Mali's Bhagavatha) (1968) Karna Sapadham (Karna's Vow) (1969) Jeevanulla Prathima (Living Statue) (1979) Mandakkazhutha (Foolish Donkey) (1979) Maali Bhaaratham (Mali's Bhaaratha) (1979) Sarkkas (Circus) (1979) Sarvajittum Kallakkatathum (Sarvajit and Smuggling) (1979) Thenaali Raaman (1981) Vikramaadithya kathakal (Tales of Vikramaadithya) (1981) puraana Katha Maalika (The Garland of Puranic Tales (12Vols. 1985) Aithihyalokam (The World of Legends) (1986).
17. Madhavikutty
 
Madhavikutty (Kamala Suraiyya, Nalappat) (B. 1934) Born in Punnayarkkulam. Short Story Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer.
 
Works:
Short Story: Mathilukal (Walls) (1955) Naracheerukal Parakkumpol (When Bats Fly) (1960) Tharisunilam (Barren Land) (1962) Chuvanna Paavaata (Red Skirt) (1964) Pakshiyute Manam (The Smell of a bird) (1964) Raajaavinte Premabhaajanam (The King's Lover)(1969) Prematthinte Vilaapakaavyam (The Elegy of Love) (1971) Ente Cherukathakal (My Short Stories)(2 Vols.1985) Palaayanam (Flight) (1990).
Novel: Madhavikuttiyute Moonnu Novalukal (Three Novels of Madhavikkutty) (1977) Manasi (Name of a person) (1978) Chandana Maranam (Sandal Death) (1988) Manomi (Name of a person) (1988) Katal Mayooram (Sea-Peacock) (1989).
Autobiography: Ente Katha (My Story) (1973).
Essay: Bhayam, Ente Nisaavastram (Fear, my night gown) (1986).
18. Muhammed Basheer Vaikom
 
Muhammed Basheer Vaikom (1910-94) Born at Talayolapparambu in Vaikom.
 
Works:
Novel: Premalekhanam (Love Letter) (1947) Sabdangal (Sounds) (1948) Aanavaariyum Ponkurisum (Aanaavari and Ponkurisu) (1950) Ntuppappakkoranendarnnu (My Grandad 'ad an Elephant) (1951) Mucchittu kalikkarante Makal (Daughter of a gambler) (1951) Sthalatte Pradhaana Divyan (The Important Person of the Area) (1953) Pathummayute Aatu (Pathumma's Goat) (1959) Matilukal (Walls) (1965) Mantrikappuucha (Magic Cat) (1968) Jeevitha Nizhalpatukal (Life's Shadow) (1979) Maranattinte Nizhal (Death's Shadow) (1979) Anuragaathinte Dinangal (The Days of Love) (1983).
Short Story: Polisukarante Makal (Daughter of the Policeman)(1943) Anargha Nimisham (Precious Moment) (1945) Janmadinam (Birthday) (1945) Ormakkurippu (Memoir) (1946) Viddhikalute Swargam (The Heaven of Fools) (1948) Visappu (Hunger) (1954) Visvavikhyathamaaya Mookku (The Internationally Renowned Nose) (1954) Chirikkunna Marappaava (The Laughing Wooden Doll) (1975) Bhumiyude Avakasikal (The Heirs of the Earth) (1977).
19. Mukundan M.
 
Mukundan M (B. 1942) Born in Mayyazhi (Mahe) Novelist, Short Story Writer, French Embassy Cultural Dept. official.
 
Works:
Novel: Delhi (1969) Haridwaaril Mani Muzhangunnu (The Bell Tolls in Hardwar) (1972) Ii Lokam, itiloru Manushyan (This world, a human being in it) (1972) Mayyazhippuzhayute Theerangalil (On the banks of the River Mayyazhi) (1974) Deivatthinte Vikrithikal (Mischiefs of God) (1989) Seetha (1990) Aadityanum Radhayum mattu Chilarum (Adityan, Radha and some others) (1993) Kesavante vilapangal (Laments of Keshavan) (1999) Nrittam (Dance) (2000).
Short Story: Veetu (House) (1967) Nadiyum Thoniyum (River and boat) (1969) Vesyakale ningalkkorampalam (Prostitutes, a temple for you) (1971) Anchara vayassulla kutti (A five and a half year old Child) (1978) Thattatthippenninte Kalyaanam (Marriage for the goldsmith girl) (1985) Thevitissikkili (Prostitute Bird) (1988) Kallanum Polisum (Thief and Police) (1990) Kannatiyute kazhcha (The sight of the Mirror) (1995).
Study: Enthaanu Adhunikata? (What is Modernism) (1976). 
20. Nandanar
 
Nandanar (P.C. Gopalan) (1926-74) Born in Angadipuram. Novelist, Short Story Writer, Served in the Military.
 
Works:
Novel: Aatmavinte Novukal (The pains of the soul) (1963) Unnikuttante oru divasam (A Day of Unnikuttan) (1966) Anubhavangal (Experiences) (1975).
Short Story: Thokkukalkkitayile jiivitam (Life amidst guns) (1957) Nishkalankathayute Atmavu (The Soul of Innocence) (1961) Mr. Kulkarni (1965) Konnappookkal (The yellow flowers of the tree) (assia fistula) (1971) Ira (Prey) (1972) Oru Sauhrida Sandarsanam (A friendly visit) (1974).
21. Narayana Menon
 
Narayana Menon, Vallathol (1878-1958) Born in Ponnani. Poet, Journalist, Founder of the Kerala Kalamandalam.
 
Works:
Portia vivaham (Portia's Marriage) (1894) Keechaka Vadham (The slaying of Keechaka) (1896) Kaasi Maahaathmyam (The greatness of Kaasi) (1904) Badhira Vilapam (Lamentations of a Deaf Person) (1910) Ganapati (The Indian Elephant God) (1913) Vilaasalathika (The Creeper of Playfulness) (1913) Bandhanasthanaya Anirudhan (Anirudhan in Capture)(1914) Shishyanum Makanum (Student and Son) (1918) Acchanum Makalum (Father and Daughter) (1936) Bappuji (Mahatma Gandhi) (1951) Saahitya Manjari (Bunch of Literature) (1917-1970).
Translation: Valmiki Ramayanam (Valmiki's Ramayana) (1909) Rg Vedam (Rg Veda ) (1955).
22. Neelakanta Pillai Karur
 
Neelakanta Pillai Karur (1898-1975) Born in Ettumaannoor. Short-Story Writer. School Teacher. Founder Secretary of the SPCs.
 
Works:
Karur Kathakal (Tales of Karur) (Vol.I - 1945) Kochanujathi (Little Sister) (1946) Thooppukaaran (Sweeper) (1948) Poovanpazham (A Variety of Plantain) (1949) Oru Piti Mannu (A Handful of soil) (1952) Ambalapparambil (In the Temple Courtyard) (1955) Marappaavakal (Wooden Dolls) (1963) Theranjetutha Kathakal (Vol.I - 1965, Vol.II - 1970) (Selected Short Stories) Mothiram (Ring) (1968) Rahasyam (Secret) (1973).
23. Olappamanna
 
Olappamanna (Subramanyan Namboodiripad) (1923-2000). Poet. Born is Vellinezhi. Businessman, Kerala Kalamandalam Chairman.
 
Works:
Veena (A Musical Instrument) (1947) Kalpana (Imagination) (1948) Asareerikal (Ethereal Voices) (1949) Kilungunna Kaiyaamam (Tinkling fetters) (1949) Kulambati (Hoof beat) (1950) Paanchali (1957) Nangemakkutty (1967) Dukkhamavuka Sukham (Let happiness be sorrow) (1980) Nizhalaana (Shadow Elephant)(1987) Jaalaka Pakshi (Window Bird) (1988) Varinellu (A kind of Paddy) (1993).
24. Padmanabhan T.
 
Padmanabhan.T (B. 1931) Born in Kannur. Lawyer, A.C.T. Estate Manager.
 
Works:
Prakaasam parathunna oru penkutti (A girl who spreads light) (1955) Oru kathakrithu kurisil (A story writer on the crucifix) (1956) Makhan Singhinte Maranam (The Death of Makhan singh) (1958) T. Padmanabhante Theranjetutha kathakal (Selected stories of T. Padmanabhan) (1971) Saakshi (witness) (1973) Harison Sayvinte Naaya (The Dog of Harrison Sahib) (1979) Veetu nashtappetta kutti (The child who lost its home) (1983) Kallabhairavan (Lord Siva) (1986) Nalinakanthi (Beauty of the Lotus) (1988) Gouri (Name of a person) (1991) Katal (Sea) 1994 Padmanabhante kathakal (Stories by Padmanabhan) (1995).
25. Parameswara Iyer
 
Parameswara Iyer, Ulloor S. (1877-1949) Born in Changanacheri. Poet, Literary Historian, Researcher, Essayist. Divan Peshkar, Chief Secretary, Manuscripts Library Curator.
 
Works:
Poetry: Umakeralam (The Kerala of Uma)(1913) Kiranaavali (A Cluster of Rays) (1925) Karnabhooshanam (The Ornament of Karna) (1929) Pingala (Name of a Person) (1929) Chithrasaala (A House of Pictures) (1931) BhakthiDeepika (Light of Reverence) (1933) Kalpasakhi (The Branch of the wish fulfilling Celestial Tree) (1934) Vidurabhiksha (The Alms of Vidura) (1965).
Essays: Gadyakalika (The Bud of Prose) (1931) Smarana Madhuri (The Sweetness of remembrance) (1951).
Review: Vijnana Deepika (Lamp of Knowledge) (Vol.I 1930, Vol.II 1938, Vol.III 1938, Vol.IV 1938) Kerala Sahitya Charithram (History of Kerala Literature) (Vol.I 1953, Vol.II 1954, Vol.III 1955, Vol. IV 1957, Vol. V 1957).
26. Pottekkat S.K.
 
Pottekkat S.K. (Shankaran Kutty) (1913-82). Born in Kozhikode. Travelogue writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Essayist. Lok Sabha Member.
 
Works:
Travelogue: Kappirikalute Naattil (In the Land of the Negroes) (1951) Nile Diary (1954) Simhabhoomi (Lion Land) (1954) Pathirasooryante Nattil (In the land of the Midnight Sun) (1956) Balidweep (Bali Island) (1958) Himalaya Samrajyatthil (In the Himalayan Territory) (1967).
Novels: Mootupatam (Veil) (1948) Vishakanyaka (Poison Virgin) (1958) Oru Theruvinte katha (Tale of a street)(1960) Oru Desattinte katha (Tale of a land) (1971).
Short Story: Pulliman (Spotted Deer) (1945) Indra Neelam (Sapphire) (1947) Pretha Bhoomi (Ghost land) (1950) Kanakaambaram (Golden Attire) (1955) Theranjetutha Kathakal (Selected stories) (1967) Won the Jnanpeeth Award in 1981.
27 Raghavan Pillai
 
Raghavan Pillai, Idappalli (1908-) Born in Edappalli. Lawyer.
 
Works:
Thushaarahaaram (Dew Garland) (1935) Navasaurabham (New Scent) (1936) Hridayasmitham (Smile of the Heart) (1936) Maninaadam (The sound of the Bell) (1944) Idappalli Raghavan Pillayute Kritikal (Works: of Idappalli Raghavan Pillai) (1946:1987).
28. Rajaraja Varma A.R.
 
Rajaraja Varma A.R. (1863-1918). Born in Changanacheri. Grammarian, Critic, Poet, Essayist. College Teacher, Principal.
 
Works:
Kerala Panineeyam (The Panineeyam of Kerala) (1896) Kerala Panineeyam (The Panineeyam of Kerala), Revised Edition (1917) Bhaasha bhooshanam (Ornament for the Language) (1902) Vritha Manjari (Bunch of Metre) (1907) Sabda Sodhini (Sound Examination) (1908) Sahitya Sahyam (The Companionship of Literature) (1911).
Poetry: Bhangavilaapam (The Lamentation of the Waves) (1889) Malayavilasam (The Play of Malaya) (1902).
Translation: Bhaasha Megha Doothu (The Message through the Clouds (Mal)) (1895) Bhaasha Kumaara Sambhavam (Kumaara Sambhava (Mal)) (1897) Malayaala Saakunthalam (Sakuntalam in Malayalam) (1912) Maalavikagnimitram (Malavika and Agnimitra) (1916) Chaarudattham (Charudatta) (1917).
29. Raman Pillai C. V.
 
Raman Pillai C. V. (1858-1922) Born in Trivandrum. Novelist, Writer of humorous plays.
 
Works:
Historical Novel: Marthanda Varma (1891) Dharma Raja (1913) Ramaraja Bahadur (1918).
Humorous Plays: Kuruppillaakkalari (The Village School without the Kurup) (1909) Tentanamkotu Harischandran (Harischandra of Tentanamkodu) (1914) Doctorkku Kittiya Micham (The Surplus got by the Doctor) (1916) Pantatthe Pachan (Pachan of the past) (1918).
30. Ramkrishnan
 
Ramkrishnan, Malayattoor (1927-97) Born in Palghat. Novelist, Short Story Writer. I.A.S Officer.
 
Works:
Novel: Doctor Vezhambal (Dr. Hornbill) (1964) Verukal (Roots) (1966) Yakshi (Fairy) (1967) Ponni (Name of a person) (1967) Dvandvayuddham (Duel) (1970) Yanthram (Machine) (1976) Ananthayathra (Eternal Travel) (1988) Nettur Matham (Nettur Family) (1988) Mrithiyute Kavaatam (The Doorway to death) (1989).
Short Story: Aadyatthe Kesu (First Case) (1952) Avakaasi (Heir) (1956) Soocimukhi (One with a Needle-face) (1957).
31. Sankara Kurup G.
 
Sankara Kurup. G (1901-78) Born in Nayattod, Kalady. Poet, Essayist, Autobiographer, College Teacher.
 
Works:
Poetry: Sooryakanthi (Sun Flower) (1933) Nimisham (Moment) (1945) Otakkuzhal (Flute) (1950) Pathikante Pattu (The Traveler's Song) (1955) Visvadarsanam (The Sight of the Universe) (1960) Munnaruviyum oru Puzhayum (Three Streams and a River) (1963) Jivana Sangitam (The Song of Life) (1964) Sahithya Kautukam (The Sweetness of Literature) (3 Vols. 1968).
Essays: Gadyopaharam (Honouring with Prose) (1947) Mutthum Chippiyum (Pearl and Oyster) (1958) Ormayute Olangalil (In the Waves of Memory) (1978) The First Jnanpith Award Winner in 1965.
32. Sethu
 
Sethu (B.1942) Born in Chendamangalam, Ernakulam. Novelist, Short Story Writer. Bank Employee.
 
Works:
Novel: Vanavaasam (Stay in the forest) (1976) Ariyattha Vazhikal (Unknown Ways) (1977) Thaaliyola (Palmyra Leaf to write on) (1977) Paandavapuram (The Place Called Paandavapuram) (1979) Vilayaattam (Play) (1981) Kinavukalil Kattuthii (Forest fire in Dreams) (1981).
Short Story: Petiswapnangal (Nightmares) (1977) Oru Desathinte Vijayam (Victory of a Land) (1978) Kathakal (Stories) (1984) Ayalpakkam (Neighbourhood) (1985) Yathraykkitayil (In the midst of a Travel) (1992) Veluttha Kootaarangal (White Tents) (1994).
33. Sreedhara Menon Vailoppilli
 
Sreedhara Menon, Vailoppilli (1911-85) Born in Kaloor. Poet, Teacher.
 
Works:
Kannikkoytthu (First Harvest) (1947) Srirekha (The Line of Prosperity) (1950) Kutiyozhikkal (Eviction) (1952) Onappattukar (Onam Singers) (1952) Vitthum Kaikkottum (Seed and Spade) (1956) Katalkaakkakal (Sea-gulls) (1958) Kaypavallari (The Bitter Gourd Creeper) (1963) Vita (Farewell) (1970) Makarakkoytthu (Harvest in January) (1980) Pachakuthira (Grasshopper) (1981).
34. Sugathakumari
 
Sugathakumari (B:1934) Born in Neyyattinkara, Trivandrum. Poetess. Women's Commission Chairperson, Journalist.
 
Works:
Mutthuchippi (Pearl and Oyster) (1961) Pathirappookkal (Midnight Flowers) (1967) Paavam Maanavahridayam (Poor Human Heart) (1968) Irul Chirakukal (The Wings of Darkness) (1969) Raathrimazha (Night Rain) (1977) Ambalamani (Temple Bell) (1981) Kurinjippookkal (Kurinji Flowers) (1987) Thulaavarshappacha (The Monsoon Green) (1990) Radhayevite (Where is Radha?) (1995).
35. Surendran K.
 
Surendran K. (1921-96) Born in Ochira. Novelist, Biographer, Critic, Dramatist. Postal Department Employee.
 
Works:
Novel: Kaattukurangu (Forest Monkey) (1952) Thaalam (Rhythm) (1960) Maaya (Name of a person) (1961) Seema (Limit) (1967) Maranam Durbalam (Weak Death)(1974) Pathaaka (Flag) (1981) Karunaalayam (Home of Compassion) (1990) Sitayaanam (Sita's Travels) (1990) Guru (1994).
Review: Kalayum Samaanyajanangalum (Art and Common People) (1953) Novel Svaroopam (Form of the Novel) (1968) Srishtiyum Niroopanavum (Creation and Review) (1968).
Biography: Tolstoyiyute katha (Story of Tolstoy) (1954) Kumaran Asan (1963).
Drama: Bali (Sacrifice) (1953) Arakkillam (House of Lac) (1954) Palunku Paathram (Crystal Vessel) (1957) Paanapaathratthile Kotunkaattu (The Storm in the Cap) (1960).
36. Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
 
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Born in Thakazhi, Ambalapuzha. Novelist, Short Story Writer, Autobiographer. Lawyer.
 
Works:
Novel: Rantitangazhi (Two Measures of Rice) (1948) Thottiyute Makan (The Scavenger's Son) (1949) Thentivargam (The Beggar Clan) (1950) Chemmeen (Shrimps) (1956) Enippatikal (Staircase) (1964) Anubhavangal Palichakal (Experiences, failures) (1967) Kayar (Rope) (1978) Erinjatangal (Extinguishing) (1990).
Short Story: Theranjetuttha Kathakal (Selected Short Stories) (1965) Inguilab (1952) Pathivratha (Chaste Wife) (1946) Njaan Piranna Natu (The Land Where I was Born) (1958) Kure Kathapaathrangal (A number of Characters) (1980).
Autobiography: Ente Balykala katha (My Childhood Story) (1967) Ormayute theerangalil (On the shores of Memory) (1985) Oru Kuttanaatan Katha (A Story of Kuttanad) (1992) Jeevithatthinte oru etu (A page of Life) (1993) Winner of the Jnanpith Award, 1984.
37. V.K.N.
 
V.K.N. (Vatakke Kuttala Narayanan Kutti Menon) (B. 1932) Born in Thiruvilwaamala. Novelist, Short Story Writer, Journalist.
 
Works:
Asuravaani (Demon Speech) (1967) General Chatthans (1972) Payyante Rajavu (Payyan's King) (1972) Pithaamahan (Grandfather) (1976) Attham Perunaal (Attam Festival) (1986) Manchal (Palanquin) (1987) Adhikaaram (Power) (1988) Antharam (Difference) (1991) Kaavi (Ochre) (1994).
Short Story: Payyante Yathrakal (The Journey of Payyan) (1969) Athikaayan (Giant) (1971) V.K.N. Kathakal (VKN's stories) (1975) Haajyaaru (A Muslim who has visited Mecca) (1991) Sir Chaathuvinte Ruling (Sir Chaathu's Ruling) (1994).
38. Vasudevan Nair M.T.
 
Vasudevan Nair M.T (B. 1933) Born in Kudalloor in Ponnani. Novelist, Short Story Writer, Film Script Writer, Teacher.
 
Works:
Naalukettu (Quadrangular Building) (1958) Paathiraavum Pakalvelichavum (Midnight and Daylight) (1959) Asuravitthu (Demon Seed) (1962) Manju (Dew) (1964) Kaalam (Time) (1969) Rantaamoozham (Second Turn) (1984).
Short Stories: Vedanayute Pookkal (Flowers of Pain) (1955) Ninte Ormmaykku (In Your Memory) (1956) Olavum Theeravum (Waves and the Shore) (1957) Kuttyetatthi (Little Elder Sister) (1959) Bandhanam (Bondage) (1963) Kaliveedu (Play House) (1966) Vaarikkuzhi (Pit for Catching Elephants) (1967) Theranjetuttha Kathakal (Selected Short Stories) (1968) Ajnaathante Uyaraattha Smaarakam (The Unbuilt Monument of an Unknown Man) (1973) Swargam Thurakkunna Samayam (The Time When Heaven Opens) (1983).
Study: Kaathikante Panippura (The Author's Works:hop) (1963).
Drama: Gopuranatayil (In Front of the Gate Tower) (1980) Winner of Jnanpith Award in 1996.
39. Vijayan O.V.
 
Vijayan. O.V (B. 1931) Born in Mankara, Palghat District. Novelist, Short Story Writer, College Teacher, Journalist.
 
Works:
Novel: Khasaakkinte Itihaasam (The Legend of Khasak) (1969) Gurusaagaram (The Ocean of Guru) (1987) Madhuram Gaayathi (Sing sweetly) (1990) Pravaachakante Vazhi (The Path of the Prophet) (1993) Talamurakal (Generations).
Short Story: Vijayante kathakal (Vijayan's stories) (1978) Katalttheeratthu (On the Seashore) (1988) Kattu paranja katha (The Story told by the Wind) (1989) Puraprabandhavum mattu Kathakalum (Puraprabhandham and other stories) (1993) Kure Kathabeejangal (A number of story - seeds) (1995).
 
40. Vilasini
 
Vilasini (M. Kuttikrishna Menon) (1928-91) Born in Karumathra, Vadakancheri. Novelist, Teacher, Journalist.
 
Works:
Niramulla Nizhalukal (Coloured shadows) (1965) Inangattha Kannikal (Unmatched Links) (1968) Oonjaal (Swing) (1969) Chundeli (Mouse) (1971) Avakaasikal (Heirs) (1980) Yaathraamukham (The face of Travel) (1987).
41. Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri
 
Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri (B:1939) Born in Iringol, Thiruvalla. Poet, College Teacher.
 
Works:
Swaathanthryatthekkurichoru Geetham (A Song about Freedom) (1958) Pranaya Geethangal (Love Songs) (1971) Bhoomigeethangal (Earth songs) (1978) Indyayenna Vikaaram (The feeling that is India) (1979) Mukhamevite (Where is the face) (1982) Aparaajitha (Unvanquished) (1984) Aaranyakam (Related to the forest) (1987) Ujjayiniyile Rappakalukal (Days and Nights in Ujjain) (1988).