K. Satchidanandan is an Indian poet, critic and columnist. He is the president of Kerala Sahitya Akademi and former editor of Indian Literature journal. He is also a well-known speaker on issues concerning contemporary Indian literature and a social advocate for secular anti-caste views, supporting causes like environment and human rights. ‘Anchu Sooryan’, ‘Ezhuthachan Ezhutumbol’, ‘Venal Mazha’, ‘Malayalam and Apoornam’ are some of his famous publications. He has received many recognitions including Mahakavi Ullur Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Ezhutachchan Award.