Malayalam is a poetic language. Each successive generation has added its own contribution to Malayalam literature. There are somany writers who made the Language rich with their sincere works in various fields. Poetry, Drama, Short story, Novel, Kathakali, Thullal, Travelogue, Translation, Screen Play etc are some of its branches. This is a list of writers in Malayalam who did their donations for the growth of Language and Literature of Kerala. It is not a full list of writers.  Sure, there may be omissions here....  Anyhow, hope, this blog will be helpful for students and those who are interested in Malayalam literature.
Cheeramakavi, according to Ulloor S.Parameshwaya Aiyer, was Sree Veerarama Varman, a king of Travancore from AD 1195 to 1208 who wrote the Ramacharitham, a collection of poems written at the end of preliminary stage in Malayalam literature's evolution. It is the oldest Malayalam book available. The collection has 1814 poems in it. Ramachritham mainly consists of stories from Yuddha Kanda of Ramayana. According to A.R.Rajaraja Varma who heavily contributed in the development of Malayalam grammar, is of the opinion that Malayalam originated from ancient Tamil. Ramacharitham is considered as a book written during the forming years of Malayalam. Anyhow, Ramacharitham shows the ancient style of Malayalam language.
Niranam Kavikal
Niranam is a small village in Southern Kerala.It is said that the three poets in Niranam became well-known in the name Niranam Poets who lived between AD 1350 and 1450. They were Madhava Panikkar, Sankara Panikkar and Rama Panikkar. As they belongs to the Kannassa family, they also known as Kannassakavikal. The first two were uncles of Rama Panikkar. Many of their community members were sanskrit scholars and traditional astrologers. Their works are collectively known as Niranam Works. Madhava Panikkar wrote a condensed Malayalam translation of Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the first ever translation of that classic into any modern Indian language. Sankara Panikkar’s main work is Bharatamala, a condensation of Mahabharatam, is also the first major work of its kind in Malayalam. Rama Panikkar was the author of Ramayanam, Bhartam, Bhagavatam and Sivarathri Mahatmyam.
Cherussery Namboothiiri
Cherussery Namboothiiri is believed to have lived in 15th century. He was born in Kaanathoor village in Kolathunadu in Kannur District. Cherussery is the name of his ancestral home. Historians believe that he is the Punathil Sankaran Namboothiri. It is believed that Cherussry was a court poet of Udayavarma Raja of Kolathunadu. His masterpiece is Krishna Gadha. Cherussery is the designer of the Gaathha style of poetry in Malayalam. Krishna Gadha is the first Mahaakaavyam of Malayalam. Krishna Gadha is considered as a landmark in the development of Malayalam literature. Krishna Gatha, describes the story of Lord Krishna based on the Srimad Bhaagavatham. Cherussry was inspired by a lullaby sung by a mother to put her child to sleep and he followed the same pattern for the composition of Krishna Gadha. Some scholars opinined that he also wrote Cherussery Bhaaratham.
Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan
Ezhuthachan was born at Thunchan Veetil near Trikaniyur temple of Vettathunad in 16th century. He wrote Adhyatma Ramayanam in Malayalam. It was composed in the style of Kilippattu. When Zamorin attacked Vettathunad, Ezhuthachan started his pilgrimage with the completed copy of Adhyatma Ramayana. The Chambath Mannadiyar of Chitoor persuaded him to stay there and Ezhuthachan lived there by establishing an Ashrama. Ezhuthachan wrote Uttararamacharitham, Mahabharatham, Mahabhagavatham, Devi Mahathmyam, Brahmandapuranam etc. He made a revolution through his Kilippattu. It was he who gave an attractive form and shape to Malayalam language and made it suitable to handle any subject. He reformed the vocabulary and shaped separate Malayalam letters. He contributed the Manipravalam style to Malayalam language by bringing together Malayalam and Sanskrit in a unique form. He placed the whole society in the path of spiritual progress. Along with the emergence of Bhakthi cult in India, it blossomed in Kerala also. The Bhakthi cult of Ezhuthachan exercised a deep influence in leading the nair families, which was suppressed under the Brahmin supremacy during 5th to 17th centuries, to the path of progress. Ezhuthachan gave the leadership for unification and renewal of two branches of literature, which was moving in diverse directions up to the 15th century. The lyrics he composed in kilippattu brought Malayalam literature to modern path.
Poonthaanam,(1547-1640 AD) was an ardent devotee of Guvuvaayoorappan and one of the important devotional poets of Malayalam. Poonthanam was the family name, his personal name is not known. Poonthanam was born into a Namboodiri Brahmin family, near Perinthalmanna in the Malappuram. His famous work is Jnanappana. It is the expressions of his grief-stricken feeling on the death of his only son. It is the most reminiscent, dynamic, simple, natural and melancholic poem in Malayalam. He wrote poetry as an effective medium of self-expression. He is believed to have lived before the period of Ezhuthachan. He also wrote Santhaana Gopalam Pana Ghanasamgham, Sreekrishna Karnamritam, "Aanandamritham, Noottettu Hari. He is contemporary of Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri, another famous poet associated with Guruvayur. Lord Guruvaayoorappan has appreciated Poonthanam's bhakthi various times directly and it is believed that he himself came down to earth and taken Poonthanam personally to Vaikuntam. The house which he lived in Malappuram District is now taken care by Guruvayur Devaswom.
Unnayi Variyar
No details available about Unnayi Variyar's real name, exact date and place of birth, his family background and literary achievements. It is believed that Unnayi Variyar lived between 1674 and 1754 AD. There is consensus among scholars that his family name was 'Akathoottu Warriam' and that he was a garland maker by profession at Irinjalakkuda Koodalmanikyam Temple. His Majer work Nalacharitham aattakatha is world famous. Anyhow, He was a poet, writer, scholar, dramatist who lived in Kerala during the later part of the 17th century.Besides Nalacharitham aattakatha He wrote Ramapanchashathi and Girijakalyanam.
Ramapurathu Warrier
Ramapurathu Warrier (1703–1753) is considered to be the pioneer of the "Vanchipattu" or Boatsong form of poetry in Malayalam. He was born in Ramapuram, in Kottayam District. He was a courtier of Marthanda Varma and Dharma Raja, two successive Kings of Travancore.The most celebrated work of Ramapurathu Warrier is "Kuchela Vrittam Vanchippattu". The poem was apparently composed and recited during one of the King's boat journeys in which Warrier was also present. While describing with great poignance the poverty of Kuchela and the benevolence of Krishna, Warrier was indirectly presenting his miseries before the King seeking the King's help. It is considered that Warrier was amply rewarded
Kunchan Nambiar
Kunchan Nambiar  (1705–1770) was a renowned Malayalam poet and inventor of the art form Ottamthullal. Kunchan Nambiar spent his early childhood at Killikkurussimangalam in Kerala, his boyhood at Kudamaloor and his youth at Ambalappuzha.He was the master of satirist poetry. The chief contribution of Nambiar is the invention and popularization of a new performing art known as Thullal. Kunchan Nambiar is believed to have written over forty Thullal composition. They belong to all the three types: 1 Otttan, 2 Seethankan and 3 Parayan. The most important of Nambiar's Thullals are: Syamantakam, Ghoshayatra, Kiratam, Santanagopalam, Patracharitam, Kartaviryarijunavijam, Bakavadham, Kalyana Saugandhikam, Hariniswayamvaram, Tripuradakanam and Sabha Pravesam. Nambiar was an extrovert and observed the life around very closely. He was also very critical of the social evils he saw around him. Thus even when the main story is from the Puranas, he would introduce digressions in plenty and use such occasions to comment on life in his own time. He did not worry about the charge of anachronism. He knew his audience very well: not scholars and poets, but laymen, especially soldiers, barely literate.
Irayimman Thampi
Varma Thampuran and Parukkutti Thankachi. Iravivarma was born in 1782 and was popularly known as Irayimman Thampi. Even during his childhood he was scholar in drama, grammer, logic , kaavya and alankara and was eminent in music and literature. His greatness in classical music reached its zenith during the reign of Swathi Thirunal. He was one among the eminent men who adorned Swathi Thirunal’s court. Among excellent works of Thampi are Amba Gauri, Karuna Cheyvan enthu thaamasam, Paradhevathei, Pahimaam Girithanaye, Adimalarina Thanne, Neelavarna Pahimam, Ehi Baalagopala Krishna and Sambho Gaureesha. He has composed many padas refer to Swathi and songs on Sree Padmanabha of Thiruvananthapuram, Sree Krishna of Guruvayoor and also Chettumala Devi of Chettumala temple attached to Puthu mana veedu in Karamana in Thiruvananthapuram city. In 1856 Irayamman Thampi died after enjoying the patronage of four Travancore kings and two queens. in 1848.
Benjamin Bailey
He was a British missionary in Kerala for 34 years. He left Travancore in 1850. He was ordained 1815 and moved to Kerala in 1816 where he founded a mission station in Kottayam. Benjamin. It was he who established the first printing press (the Kottayam CM language S press) and started printing Malayalam in Kerala. He was the first lexicographer in the language. He translated the Bible into Malayalam and in 1846 published the first Malayalam-English dictionary.After two years, English-Malayalam dictionary also were published.
Herman Gundert
Dr. Herman Gundart who stayed at Illikkunnu for more than 20 years, is a pride of Thalassery in Kerala. He wrote the first English-Malayalam translator dictionary. He was born in Stuttgart on February 14, 1814 and came to India as a Christian missionary. He studied history and religion from Tubin University and got doctorate from Switzerland. In 1834 he become a member of Basal Mission. Basal Mission Society was his motivation for coming to India. He studied Hindi, Bengali and Tamil in early day itself. In 1939 he started a school in the Bungalow. He was the first school inspector for Malabar and South Karnataka. In 1847 first Malayalam news paper 'Rajyasamacharam' started from Thalassery. Dr. Herman Gundert died on April 25 1893.
Vaikath Pachu Moothathu
Vaikathu Paramesvara Sivadvija, popularly known as Vaikath Pachu Moothathu, was a versatile scholar of Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Malayalam and history, pioneered in writing the first autobiography in Malayalam, established the first institution for learning the traditional Indian medicine, which developed to Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvanathapuram in the later era. He was a well known Ayurveda Physician, Poet, Astrologer and writer. He was born in Vaikom in 1814, in Kottayam district. Rama Charitram Mahakavyam,Thiruvitamcore Charitram, Hradyapriya and Sukhasadhakam are his major donations to Malayalam. he was awarded with the Veera Sringala by Maharaja His Highness Ayilyam Thirunal which is preserved, even today, at his residence.
George Mathan
George Mathan was born on September 25, 1819 and did most of his writing in his ancestral house in Kidangannoor.  He is the first Malayalee who wrote the Malayalam grammar book at first in Malayalam, called "Malayanmayude Vyakaranam". His other books like "Satyavadakhedam", "Marumakkathaya Sampradayam"  etc. He has written Essys named Bhoomi Urundathakunnu, Anthareeksham, Marumakkatthayathalulla Dosham, Sthreekalute Yogyamaya Samuhyasthithi. George Mathan died on March 4, 1870
Kuttikkunju Thankachi
Kutti Kunju Thankachchi was the daughter of the great Iriyamman Thambi - who gave us eternal songs like Omana Thingal KidavoShe was born in 1820. Her real name was Laksmi Kutty. She got her main education from her father - in Malayalam and Tamil, along with debating and grammar. Thankachchi died at the age of 84. She is famous for her three "attakathakal" - Shreemati Swayamvaram, Mitra Saha Moksham and Parvati Swayamvaram. She also wrote a very famous musical play "Ajnata Vaasam." She also wrote innumerable 'kaitottikalli pattu' 'oonjal pattu', 'kurathi pattu', 'kummi' and popular religious songs about Lord Krishna and about temples. The Kerala Sahitya Akademy published a 'Collected Works of Kutti Kunju Thankachchi' in 1979.
Kovunni Nedungadi
Kovunni became famous in Malayalam with his Malayalam grammer book Keralakoumudi. He was born on 31, August, 1830. After studying Sanskrit, he served as a teacher in Provincial School, Kozhikode and Madra Presidency College. He has written his auto-biography and a collection of poems called Kaval Rathnavali. Kovunni Nedungadi died on 26, January 1889.
Kaikkulangara Ramavariar
Several Sankrit books were translated and explained in great detail by Kaikulangara Rama Warrier,who was acclaimed as a Maha Panditan in his time. He was born in 1832 in Trichur district, the third child of Narayani Warasiyar of Kaikulangara Illam. His father was Kaithakotta Bhattathiripad. He was a traordinarily gifted child and he went to study at the Tripunithura Kovilakam under Palapuratthu Puthiyedathu Govindan Nambiar who was the recognized scholar of the time. He left for Karnataka where he became a tutor at the Kumbalam Palace. He also studied under Yogananda Swami who taught him 'Brahmasutrashankarabhashyam.' He also was awarded the titles of 'Vagdasan', 'Ramananda Nathan' and 'Pandita Parasa Vendran'. Returning to Kerala, he settled in Vettathu Nadu and married Kutti Warasiyar and had a son and three daughters from this relationship. His famous works include: Yudhishtra Vijayam, Pushpa Bana Vilasam, Amaru Shatakam, Naishadam, Makham, Kumara Sambhavam, Raghu Vamsam, Sree Krishna Vilasam and many others.
Pandit K.P.Karuppan
Pandit Karuppan was  was born on May 24, 1885, in a Dheevara family at Cheranelloor, near Ernakulam. He was a poet, dramatist, and social reformer who lived in Kerala. he used his literary skill and organizational ability to combat illiteracy, social injustice, casteism, and superstitions. Pandit Karuppan had many published works as a poet and dramatist. Achara Bhooshanam, Arayaprasasthi, Baalakalesam, Baalodyanam, Bhaasha Bhaimeeparinayam, Bhanjithavimanam, Chanjenkutty, Chithralekha, Dheevara Tharuniyude Vilapam, Dhruvacharitham, Edward Vijayam, Jaathikkummi, Kairaleekouthukam, Kattile Jyeshtan, Lalithopaharam, Lankamardanam, Mahasamadhi, Mangalamala, Panchavadi, Sakunthalam Vanchippattu, Sangeetha Naishadham, Soudamini, Sree Budhan, Sree Ramavarma, Sugathasooktham, Thirunalkkummi, Udyanavirunnu, Ulukopakhyanam, and Vallorkkavitha are his major works.
Venmani Achan Namboodiripad
Kerala's 'Guru Kulams' or the famed centres of learning were for many decades centred around the Kodungalloor Kovilakam. All those whoe were born there contributed immensely to Malayalam literature. And the leading light among them was Venmani Achan Namboodiripad.During his period Malayalam writing was steeped in 'shrigaram'. It was Venmani who steered Kerala's poetry from its remphasis on Sanskrit and Tamil towards the 'Manipravalam' style of Malayalam. This also gave rise to the Venmani style of writing. Achan did not write much. 'Gajendra Moksham - Parayan Thullal' is one of his acclaimed works - and tells the story of Indradhyumnan of the Pandyas. He also composed very lyrical hymns and 'sringara' slokas. Born in 1816 at Venmani Illam in Vellarapilli, Alwaye, as only son. Achan married in 1838 Sreedevei Antharjanam and had one son, Venmani Mahan Namboodiripad.  Achan died at the age of 74.
Naduvathu Achan Namboodiri
Naduvathu Achan Namboodiri (born 1841) was once a household name in Kerala. His 'Bhagavadoot' - a literary drama was'vanavasam' of the Panadavas and derives heavily from the Mahabaratha and the drama is lyrical and poetical to the extreme. His father died just before he was born. He studied at the school of Puthiyedath Govindan Nambiar (and one of his schoolmates was the famous Kaikulankkara Rama Warrier). Nambiar was a 'rajaguru'. He married Arya of the Vadakkanjeeri Illam and became wealthy. With the support of the then Thruppunithura royalty, he also came into great wealth from the Thathambilli and Nedumbilli Illams - under the order of the Maharaja of Cochin. Achan was the son of Naduvillathu Divakaran Namboodiripad and Avitathoor Arya Antharjanam. Achan grew  learnt by rote by most Malayalis at one time because of its sheer enchantment. Achan later studied medicine under Thaikkatu Narayanan Moosu and came to be known as a good physician. In 1880 he became the secretary of one of the richest Zamindars in Kerala, Kosseri Karthavu - with whom he stayed for nine years. One of his sons Naduvathu Mahan Namboodiribad became a celebrated poet.
Venmani Mahan Namboodiripad
Venmani Mahan Namboodiripad,born in 1844, excelled in the art of 'sringaram' or to take it further in the art of 'vipralambasringara,' (which occurs when the lovers are apart). He wrote verses on the people of Trichur, Oorakam, Aaratupuzha - but it is to the credit of Mahan Namboodiripad that he sough to free Malayalam verse from the chains of Tamil literature. He also lived for several years in Ernakumalm, Thrupunithura, Kodungaloor and Koottyam. It was at the Kodungalloor Palace that Mahan found his calling as a poet. He married Kalidevi Antharjanam of Thekinniyedath. In 1893, he contracted small-pox and died of the illness. 'Pooraprabhandam' was his most famous piece of writing and one which has been reprinted several times. The poem deals with a trip which he made with his friends to Illangunnapuzha and Njarakkal on the way to see the Trichur pooram. Another of his famous work was the verse story 'Bhootibhooshcharitam' about a legendary kingdom called Azhakapuri.
Kathollil Achuta Menon
Achuta Menon - the writer of the magnificent work Jaimini Ashwamedham - was the only son of Kathollil Kalyani Amma and Mambara Narayanan Namboodiri. His birth was in the year 1851. After his primary education at home, he was sent to the Kodungalloor Palace to study Sanskrit under Vidwan Kunjiramavarma Thamburan - and at the age of 16 started writing poetry - composing some 20 slokas in an hour during in-house competitions. After he became the' karanavar' (head) of Kathollil tharavad, he held several poets' assemblies - and even the great Vallathol was a participant at several of these meetings.Achuta Menon's acclaimed works include: Pratapamakadcharitam, Anandaramayanam, Vikramadityacharitam, Naganandam, Rukminiswayamwaram, Kavipushpamala and several others. His Jaimini Ashwamedham - which deals with a king who rules Keraladesam - has some 19,000 verses and its standard is still unmatched in South Indian literature. Achuta Menon died in1909.
Kuttamath Cheria Rama Kurup
Kuttamath Cheria Rama Kurup (1847-1906) was a dramatist, poet, grammarian and Ayurvedic physician of considerable merit.  He has composed several Sanskrit works such as Subhadrapaharanam, Rukmini Swayamvaram and Sita Swayamvaram.  His Sarva Garala  Padmochanam is a comprehensive work on Visha Vaidyam (Toxicology).  Among his Malayalam works may be mentioned Kesivadham, Kamsavadham, Sri Ramavatarams and three Thullal poems, viz., Krishnavatharam, Poothanamoksham and Ahalyamoksham
Sree Narayana Guru
Narayana Guru born on August 20, 1856 at Chembazhanthy, near Thiruvananthapuram. His father was Kochuvila Madanasan and mother: Smt. Vayalvarathu Kutty. Sree Narayana Guru was one of the social reformers who laid the foundation stone of the modern Kerala. He was the prophet of a new era and a great saint. His philosophical thoughts eradicated the malevolent rituals and customs prevailing in the contemporary society and wiped out the caste system. His philosophical thoughts were of reformation and restructure. Anyhow, Sree Narayana Guru was a renowned litterateur also. Atmopdesashathakom, Daivasathakom, Kundalinippattu, Anukambalakshanam, Jathilakshanam, Sivashathakom, Adwaithadeepika, Naratnamanjari, Darshanamala, Nirvruthiprapancham, Vinayakashtakom, Thevappathika, Jnanadarshnam, Kalinatakom, Indriavyragyam, Thirukkural (translation from Tamil) are some of his important works. Sree Naryana Guru passed away on September 20, 1928
Chambathil Chathukutti Manadiyar
Born in 1857, Chathukutti was the son of Chambathu Ammu Manndaissyaru and Kenoth Shamu Menon. His mother died at childbirth and he was reared by his aunt. A sickly boy, he had his early education with Polpulli Raman Nair and later with Venkitadrishastrikal in Trichur, It was here that he became close to Kundoor Narayana Menon, C.P. Achuta Menon and Kunju Vareetu. He finished his law exam and practised at the Municipal court in Muvattupuzha and later in Trichur. Chathukkuti married Ambat Janaki Amma (their son Dr. A.R. Menon became a famous physician and was a minister in the Kerala Government ). Chathukutti shone as a lawyer, a poet (his works were published in Malayalam Manorama, Mangalodayam and Vidyavinodini) and as a dramatist and musician. He died at the untimlely age of 48. His notable works include Janakiparinayam (about Bharatan's sorrow at the departurne of Lord Rama), Halasyamahatmyam (in Sanskrit), and his most famous work Uttararamacharitam - a drama which was staged throughout Kerala at that time
Oravangara Neelakandan Namboodiri
Neelakandan was born in 1857 - to Shankaran Namboodiri of Oravangar mana and Parvati Antharjanam. He had his early education with Kondungaloor Kunjiramavarma Thamburan and his classmates included most of the latter day famous poets of Malayalam. At an early age he showed great interest in magic and 'mandrikam' - and he was given the name of Kuttirajan by Sreemoolam Thirunal Maharajah because of his ability to cure illnesess. Oravangara wrote a lot of slokas relating to Bhadrakali - Laxmisthavam, Ambasthavam, Ambikavimshati, Kalisthavam, Devisthavam and others. He also translated several works from Sanskrit including Kumarasambhavam, Azhakapurivarnanam and Devi Mahatmyam. His final work Naradopakhyanam is incomplete. He fell ill in 1916 and died in August of that year. Oravangar was a prominent member of the Kondungalloor poetry circle. He also composed some famous Kaikottikalipattu including Saraswatisthuthi, Naradachinda, Kaaliyamardhanam. His Balopadesham is a great work aimed at schoolchildren - with 126 verses.
Moyinkutty Vaidyar
Moyinkutty Vaidyar, who born to Unni Mammad and Kunjamina in 1857 at Ottupara, near Kondotti in Malappuram district in 1857, is historically considered as one of the most renown and authentic poets of the Mappila pattu genre of Malayalam language songs in Kerala. His father was famous practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine and a poet too. Moyinkutty Vaidyar continued his family tradition of Ayurvedic medical practice and learnt Sanskrit and Arabic languages. At a very young age of seventeen, he composed the romantic epic Badarul Munir - Husnul Jamal (1872). The Badar Padappattu and Malappuram Padappatt are most popular songs in another pattern of the poetic style. Elippada , Ottakathinteyum maaninteyum katha, Baithila, Hijra, Kilathimala, Moolapuranam, Uhad Padappattu, Theevandichinth, Swaleeqath, Mullappoocholayil and Karamath Mala are his major works. He died at the age of 40 in 1892 leaving behind two sons and a daughter. No known photograph or painting of the poet exists today and none of his descendants survived after his children.
Appu Nedungadi
Appu Nedungadi is the name of T.M.Rao Bahadur (Thalakodi Madathil Rao Bahadur). Nedungadi is the term generally used to describe the men of the caste, and the women are known by name Kovilamma. Appu Nedungadi, author of Kundalatha, which was published in 1887, making it one of the earliest novels in Malayalam. In 1899 he established Nedungadi Bank, the oldest private sector commercial bank at Calicut in Kerala. The bank was incorporated in 1913; In 2003 it was taken over by Punjab National Bank.
O.Chandu Menon
Oyyarathu Chandumenon, also known as O. Chandumenon, born at Naduvannur in Kozhikode District on 9th January 1847 was the novelist who wrote it based on the laws of a novel. In 1889, He wrote the Novel "Indulekha".  the first Malayalam fictional work which met with all the requisite characteristics typical of a novel according to a widely accepted Malayalam literary convention. Indulekha throws light on the Nair community during the second half of the nineteenth century when it was undergoing a transformation following western influences and English education. It exalts education and satirizes the orthodox practices of temporary marital alliances between Nair women and Namboodiri men. Indulekha was translated into English 1891. Chandumenon got his English education at the school level. He began his career as a clerk in the government service. He continued to teach himself English and won approval of English officials. Willayam Logan, who was the collecter during the time, appointed him as a clerk at Sub-Collector's office. Through a series of promotions, he became a municiff, and in 1892 became the sub-judge of Calicut. He began a second novel named "Sarada" the first part of which appeared in 1892. Chandumenon died on 7 September 1899.
Kandathil Varghese Mappila
Kandathil Varghese Mappila, born in 1857, was the founder of Malayala Manorama, the daily of Malayalam. He was a source of energy and strength of the literary, social and cultural workers. He started his career in 1881as the Editor of“Kerala Mithram” published from Kochi. In the year 1888, he formed a Joint Stock Company and founded Malayala Manorama. It was his efforts that helped to form a common platform of all litterateurs of Kerala, which was divided into three regions. This initiative gave birth to a great movement known as Bhashaposhinisabha. Later, a magazine entitled Bhashaposhini was also published as a monthly. He died on July 6, 1904.
Punnasseri Nambi Neelakanta Sharma
Punnasseri Nambi Neelakanta Sharma was a renowned Sanskrit scholar and teacher of Kerala. He was born on June 17, 1858 in Pattambi in Palakkad district to a Moosad family, Narayanan Nambi and Achuthath Nangayya Antharjanam. He learned Sanskrit in the customary way and mastered the branches of traditional knowledge of Vyakaranam(grammar), Alankaram(aesthetics), Vaidyam(medicine) and Jyothisham(astrology). In 1888 he started 'Saraswathodyothini' a center for Sanskrit teaching which later became Govt. Sanskrit College , Pattambi. He also founded 'Vijnanachinthamani' printing press and 'Vijnanachinthamani' hospital. He has received various titles and honours from the Maharajas of Travancore and Cochin states and has chaired many academic bodies. He died on September 14, 1934. His major works are Jyothisasthra Subodhini, Panchabodha vyakhya, Prasnamargathinu uparathnashikha vyakhyanam, Chamalkara chinthamani vyakhya, Mahisha mangalabhanavyakhya and Sreekrishna vilasa.
C.V.Raman Pillai
Cannankara Velayudhan Raman Pillai(C.V.Raman Pillai) born on May 19, 1858 in Thiruvananthapurm to Neelakanta Pillai, a Sanskrit scholar and Parvathy Pillai, who were both from middle class families and were employees at the Palace of the Maharaja of Travancore. C.V.Raman Pillai was one of the great Indian Novelists and Play Rights and the greatest novelist and pioneering playwright and journalist in Malayalam. Modern Malayalam drama traces its origins to C.V.'s works. His very first attempt at literary creation, was the first original play in Malayalam. Candramukheevilasam was written in 1884 and was staged for four days successively in 1887 at His Highness Maharaja's College, Trivandrum. This was also the first staging of a play in Malayalam by educated amateur actors. In fact, original Malayalam drama in prose began with his eleven farces, nine of which were published. They set the tone and paved the way for the Kerala theatre that it is now. His other main works are Kuruppillakkalari(comedy), Marthandavarmma, Dharmmaraaja, Ramaramabahadoor and Premamrutham. The first three novels are historical and the last one(Premamrutham) is social. He died on 21st, March,1922.
Keralavarma Valiyakoyitthamburan
.Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, also known as Kerala Varma, also spelt Kerala Varma Valiya Koilthampuran born in February 19, 1845 was a great poet and translator who had an equal facility in writing in English and Sanskrit from the Indian state of Kerala. He was part of the royal family of erstwhile Parappanad. Kerala Varma has been called "a colossal Renaissance figure in 19th century Kerala" and "perhaps the first of the major writers in Malayalam who consciously and deliberately began to absorb and celebrate the Western influence" on his native literature. He advocated resuscitation of Malayalam literature by absorbing selected Western influences combined with native Sanskritic elements in poetry, drama and prose.Kerala Varma was in close touch with literary movements in both northern and southern parts of Kerala. His work Abhijnana Sakunthalam(1898), a translation of Kalidasa's Sakunthalam, is one of the most acclaimed works of poetry in Malayalam.Kerala Varma has also been known as Kerala Kalidasan.He has also written Mayoorasandesham on the line of Kalidasa's MeghaDooth. His celebrated work Visakhavijaya was written after his release by Visakham Thirunal.
Mahakavi Kuttamath
Mahakavi Kuttamath Kanniyoor Kunjikrishna Kurup as born in 1880 to Unnamman Unithiri and Devaki Amma, in the family of Kunniyoor at Cheruvathoor in Kasargode district. He composed many musical dramas: Devayani Charitham, Vidya Sankha Dhwani, Baala Gopala, Atbudha Paarana, Harichandran, Dhroova Madhavam, Nachikethas,  Draupadi Keechakam, Rugmini Swayamvaram. Kuttamath joined Neeleswaram Rajas High school as Teacher. He entered the freedom struggle as a follower of Kelappaji. He died in 1943.
Kuttippurath Kesavan Nair
This poet, born at Thiruvilwamala in 1882 as the son of Kochunnimenon and Meenakshiaama,  was from Kuttippuram in Malappuram district. The agrarian beauty and the innocence of country-sides, were his themes of almost all works.Kavyopaharam, Navyopaharam, Prapancham, Onam Kazhinjju are the main works of Kuttippuram. Moreover, he has translated Sakunthalam and Bhagavathgeetha from Sanskrit to Malayalam. He died in 1959.
Kottarathil Sankunni
Kottarathil Sankunni is a well known author of Malayalam literature, was born on 23 March 1855 in Kottayam. He made huge contributions in both Poetry and Prose. He died on 22 July 1937. He started compiling the legends of Kerala in 1909 and completed the work in eight volumes over a quarter of a century. Aithihyamaala (Garland of Legends), is a collection of stories of legends prepared by Kottarathil Sankunni. The works on the legends were collected and published by Sankunni in the famous Malayalam literary magazine of the nineteenth century, the Bashaposhini. Later, they were collected in eight parts and published by the Reddiar Press in Quilon, sometime in the early twentieth century. India’s first writers’ cooperative, the National Bookstall started publishing these articles as collections on behalf of the 'Kottarathil Sankunni Memorial Committee' in 1974. Such is their popularity that, from 1991 till 2004 almost 150,000 copies of these stories were distributed.
kandathil varghese mappila
kandathil varghese mappila is a great personality of 19th century who became famous as a journalist and writer in Malayalam. He born to Karutha Nalloor Ippan and Cherukara Saramma in 1858, at Niranam near Thiruvalla in Kottayam. He became the editor of Keralamithram Masika, at the age of twenty two. He strated Malayala Manorama in 1888. Bhashaposhinisabha also was started by  kandathil varghese mappila in 1897. He was interested in giving enouragement to new writers all over Kerala. He died on 26 June, 1904. His first and main work is a drama named Ebrayamkutty, which was based on Bible. Sathcharithasathakam, kalahineedamanakam, Yoshabhushanam, Vismayajananam etc.
Kattakkayam Cheriyan Mappila
Kattakkayam Cheriyan Mappila better known as Kattakkayam, born on July 24, 1859, was a great poet and Sanskrit scholar.  His father was Ulahannan Mappila and mother Siscili.  His early poems were published in a journal called Satyananda Kahalam. He has written plays on the temptation of Christ on the story of Oliver and Charlemagne and St. Thomas, the Apostle. His greatest work is SreeYesu Vijayam. Esther Charitham, Oliver Vijayam, Kalavathy, Asannamarana Chinthasathakom are his other important works. He died on November 29,1936.
Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar
Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar (1861 - 14 November 1914) was a Malayali barrister, landlord, journalist, essay writer, critic and short story writer. He was one of the pioneers in these fields in Kerala. Nayanar was born in an aristocratic Nair family known as "Vengayil" in Chirackal Thaluk, North Malabar. He was born to Perinchellor Puliapadappu Hardasan Somayaji, a Nambudiri and Kunjakkam Amma of Vengayil. Nayanar was educated in Calicut and Saidampetta Agricultural College. In 1907 he became member of Malabar District Board. In 1912 he was elected to Madras Assembly. Nayanar came to the literary world through Kerala Pathrika. He wrote the first Malayalam short story, Vasanavikruthi. Under the pen names "Kesari", "Vajrasoochi","Vajrabahu", Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar's works obtained wide appreciation from all over South India. Kesari was a sharp critic of social reality, criticising social inequalities. He was also a close friend of Dr.Herman Gundert and William Logan who did a lot of research on the history, language, culture of Kerala.
Kundoor Narayana Menon
Kundoor Narayana Menon is a great poet who became famous by writting poetris in pure malayalam. He, the son of Komarath Krishanmenon and Oorakath Kundur Kalyani Amma, born at Kundur in Trichur district in June 1861.He died in July,1936. His notable works are the four kaavyas named Komappan, Pakkanar, Kannan, Kochi Cheriya Sakthan Thampuran. Menon wrote Akavoor Chathan, Naranath Branthan, Vaduthala nair, Odividya etc in manipravalam. He never used the Sanskrit words in his malayalam poetries.
Anthappayi is the writer who completed the uncompleted novel of Sarada of O.Chandu Menon, as a second part. He born in January 1, 1862 in Tricher. He was notonly a novelist, but also an eminent critic. His famous works includes the Sarada (Part-11) and Naluperiloruthan(novel). Bhashanatakaparisodhana, Sumarggapravesika, Dharmopadesika, Bharthruhari Subhashitham, Anathasneham etc are his other works.
A.R.Rajaraja Varma
A R. Rajaraja Varma (1863–1918) was a poet, grammatician and Professor of Oriental Languages at Maharaja's College (present University College, Thiruvanandapuram. He wrote widely in Sanskrit and Malayalam. He is known as Kerala Panini for his contributions to Malayalam Literature A mixed effect of the influence of the study of British Romantic poets of the 19th century and a renewed interest in the real classics of Sanskrit literature can be seen in his poems. His important works are Kerala Panineeyam, Bhashabhooshanam, and Vritha Manjari. Bhangavilaapam and Malayavilasam are his poems. Bhasha Megha Dootu, Bhasha Kumara Sambhavam, Malayala Sakuntalam, Malavikagnimitram, and Charudattam are among his translations. and creative talent, was the moving spirit behind the great literary renaissance in Kerala. 
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran
Rama Varma, known as Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, born in 1864 to Venmani Achan Namboothirippad and  Kunhippilla Thampuratti.  Valappil Unni Asan, Muunnaamkuur Godavarma Thampuran, Vidwan Kunhirama Varman Thampuran were his teachers in early age.Thampuran started writing poerty in 1047. At the age of 16, turned full time to writing poetry. Started in Sanskrit. Turned to writing poetry in Malayalam under the influence of Venmani Achan and Venmani Mahan. His first Book Kavibharatham was published in 1062. He started two literary movements in Malayalam: Paccha (pure) Malayalam and Purana Translation. His death happened in 1088 Makaram 10th (At the age of 49). His eminent works: 14 in Sanskrit. In Malayalam: 18 poems, 11 Ruupakams, 16 Gathas, 38 Khanda Kaavya, 3 in health, grammer, 18 translations. It is said that Kunhikkuttan Thampuran started translation of Mahabharatha, single handedly on 1979 Metam 25. Plan to translate 50 slokas a day, during one yaama (till 9 o'clock). Plan to finish in 4-5 years. Speed increased upto 150 slokas one yaama. Translation completed on 1082 Kanni 12 (874 days). Metre by Metre translation. He has been truthful to even broken Metres in the original!
Sreekandeswaram Padmanabhapilla
Sreekanteswaram G. Padmanabha Pillai (1864 -1946), popularly known as Sreekanteswaram, was a lexicographer and scholar best known for his Malayalam dictionary Sabdatharavali. Padmanabha Pillai was born in Sreekanteswaram in Thiruvandapuram. He studied English, Tamil and Sanskrit and wrote Duryodhanavadham and Dharmaguptavadham at a young age. He later worked as a lawyer. He started his work on Sabdatharavali at the age of 32. The first part of the book came out in 1918. The dictionary, which runs into more than 1600 pages, took twenty years to complete. His son P. Damodara Pillai later compiled a concise version. Padmanabha Pillai also prepared a pocket dictionary in 1906. Padmanabha Pillai wrote around sixty books in his lifetime. He ran the magazine Bhashavilasam for a time and left two dictionaries - Sahityabharanam and an English-Malayalam dictionary - incomplete at the time of his death.
Thottakkad Ikkavamma
Thottakkad Ikkavamma was born in 1864. The contributions of Thottakkad Ikkavamma were great. She became famous through her drama Subhadrarjunam. She was prominent among the women litterateur and playwright. Her works argued for equal status of women in society. Her important works are Subhadrarjunam, Nalacharitham (Dramas), Sanmargopadesham (Thullal), Kurathypattu, Kalki puranam.
K.R.Krishna Pilla
Krishna Pilla born in 1867 in Kayamkulam. He was a Government emplyee in Trivandraum. He died in 1953. Paschthyasathraruthantham, Upanyasamala, Thiruvithamkur Charithrakathakal, Srushticharitham, Vijnanasakalangal etc are his main works in Malayalam.
Seevolli Narayanan Nambudiri
Seevolli Narayanan Nambudiri (1868-1905) was a well known poet and an Ayurvedic physician.Narayanan Nambudiri was born in Seevolli Illam near Aluva. He learned Sanskrit including Grammer, Logic, Astrology and Ayurvedam, under Thaikkatt Mooss. Narayanan mastered Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada and had a working knowledge of Tulu, Marathi and English. He also learned allopathy under a government doctor. Narayanan Nambudiri's main works are Madana Kethana Charitham, Saaropadesa Dasakam, Oru Katha, Dathyooha Sandesam, Insparsa Naatakam, and Ghoshayaathra.. His devotional Slokams (verses) are the best examples of the rare phenomenon of humour, in devotional poetry. He has also written two poems in Sanskrit, Paarvathi Viraham and Devimaahaatmyam.
K.C.Kesava Pillai
K. C. Kesava Pillai was born in Kothethu Veedu, Poozhikkara, Paravur in Quilon District of Kerala, in 1868. He had a school education up to the 5th grade and gained a proficiency in music.  Kesava Pillai was a composer of Carnatic music Poet Laureate of Travancore and made contributions to Malayalam literature. Sangeetha manjari and Sthavaratnavali, Sangeethamaalika, Eswarasthothranga, Sthavaratnamalika, Asanna Marana Chinta Satakam, Sree vasudeva, Sreemoolarajavijayam, Aasannamaranachintasatakam, Kerala Bhashaa Narayaneeyam, Subhashitham, Ratnakaram, Abhinayamalika, Kesaviyam, Sadarama, Lekshmi Kalyanam, Raghava Madhavam, Vikramorvaseeyam, etc are some of his major works.composed over 100 keerthans, prayers in praise of God. He died in 1914.
Oduvil Kunhikrishna Menon
Oduvil Kunhikrishna Menon, born in 1869, near Vadakkanchery in Trichur district, is one of the first story writers in Malayalam. He was the son of Machat Kunhikkutti Amma and Alathur Janardhanan Namboodiri. He worked as a Thahsil Majistrate in old Cochi state. He came into the first row of malayal story writers after the publication of the book Nalukathakal a collection of four stories. Ajavilamoksham vanchippattu, kalyanikalyanam(drama) and the poems named Vinodini, Lakshmivilasa sathakam, Oru police inspectarude vadham, Oru Pathivrathayude Katha, Kumbhakonayathra, Madirasi Kadalkkara are his donations to Malayalam language. He died on 8th May, 1916.
Azhakath Padmanabhakurup
Azhakath Tharavad Azhakath is one of the famous Nair families of south Kerala. Mahakavi Azhakath Padmanabhakurup belonges to this family. He born in the year 1869. Padmanabhakurup gave birth to a mahakavya named Ramachandravilasam that keeps all the laws for a mahakavyam in the language. The story of Ramayana is describing in this work. Prathaparudrakalyanam(drama), Kumbhanasavadham(attakkatha), Sree Ganesapuranam(kilippattu), Prabhusakthi(Khandakavyam), Thulabharasathakam(translation), Sahithyasarabodhini etc are the donations of him to the Malayalam language.  
Mooloor S. Padmanabha Panicker
He is also known as Mooloor Asān or Sarasa Kavi, meaning "humour poet". He was a poet and a prominent social reform activist from the Travancore region of present-day Kerala. Padmanābhan was born in his mother's ancestral home named Kaavil near Panayannaarkavu, close to the town of Mannar in Central Travancore on 6th March in 1869. His father was Mooloor Sankaran Vaidyar and mother was Veluthakunj Amma. He started writing poems right from his childhood. He is a man of letters who dedicated his life not only for the literary work but also for his community Ezhava and the state as a whole. He was a member in the Sree Moolam Praja Sabha from 1914 onwards. He was an excellent orator as well. His major works include: Nalacharitham, Krishnarjuna Vijayam, Kiratham, Asannamarana Chintha Sathakom,Krishanrjuna Vijayam, Kuchelavrutham, Kokila Sandesam,Avasarokthimala,Theendal Gadha, Moonnu Tharattukal, Kavithaniroopanam, Balabodhanam, Neethisara Samuchyam, Pooppadappattu, Kalahamsam(poems), Sanmarga Chandrika, Dharmapadam"(translations), and Subhadraharanam (drama).
He distinguished man of letters, was an eminent social reformer, founder of Kerala Kaumudi, pioneering journalist and renaissance leader as well. Born as the son of Velayudhan and Kunhichali at Mayyanad near Kollam in 1871. He began contributing poems and articles on Sujananandini published by Paravoor Kesavanasan. Subsequently he served as its sub editor. C.V., as he was popularly known, started a school for low caste Hindus at Vellamanal, Mayyanad, Quilon and became its headmaster. An untiring activist of SNDP Yogam, he was elected its general secretary in 1928 and 1931. Valmiki Ramayanam, a prose rendering of the great epic, was his first work to come out in print, in 1901. He passed away in 1949 after a fruitful innings spanning nearly six decades.
N.Kumaran Asan
Kumaran Asan(1873–1924) also known as Mahakavi Kumaran Asan, (the prefix Mahakavi awarded by Madras University in the year 1922 means "great poet" and the suffix Asan meaning scholar or teacher) was one of the triumvirate poets of Kerala. He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru. Kumaran Asan initiated a revolution in Malayalam poetry in the first quarter of the 20th century, transforming it from the metaphysical to the lyrical. Deep moral and spiritual commitment is evident in Asan's poetry. His works are an eloquent testimony of poetic concentration and dramatic contextualization.In 1917 Asan married Bhanumathiamma. The Mahakavi lived for 51 years. His life was tragically cut short by a boat accident in January 1924 while returning to Kollam from Alappuzha after attending a function as the chief guest. The boat capsized at Pallana and everybody drowned in the accident. The trail he blazed in the literary and social firmament of Kerala is an inspiration for any student of contemporary history. Kumaranasan was the only poet in Malayalam who became mahakavi without writing a mahakavyam.Sthothrakrithikal, Saundaryalahari, Veenapoovu, Oru Simhaprasavam, Nalini (Subtitle: Allengkil Oru Sneham), Leela, Sribuddhacharitham, Baalaraamaayanam, Graamavrikshattile Kuyil, Prarodanam, Chintaavishtayaaya SitaPushpavaadi , Duravasthha, Chandaalabhikshuki, Karuna, Manimaala, Vanamaala, Saamaanyadharmangal are his famous  works.
K.C.Mammen Mappillai
K.C.Mammen Mappillai, the son of Kandathil Cheriyan mappila and Thayyil Mariya, was born in 1873. He became editor of the Malayalam language daily called Malayala Manorama after Kandathil Varghese Mappillai died. Besides being a noted journalist, he was a freedom-fighter. He was a member of the Sree Moolam Popular Assembly. He also went into development of plantations, and was the inspiration behind the various enterprises of his sons. He died in the year of 1953. Indiacharithram, Baconte Prasangangal, Aivan Ho, Gadyarathnamala, Remenisance are his major works.
Moorkoth Kumaran
Moorkoth Kumaran, born in 1874 in Tellichery, as the son of Ramunni and Kunhichirutha, was a teacher and a prominent short story writer in Malayalam. He has written more than Hundred Stories. Moreover Kumaran was the editer of Mithavadi, Kerala Chinthamani for a long period. Oru Vaidyante Anubhavangal is well known story of Kumaran. Lokapavadam, Kanakam moolam, Anpu Nair, Vasumathi are the novels written by Kumaran. Rajaputhravivaham, Jahaneera are also his scripts based on Indian history. He was a critic too. He was one of the intellectual disciples of Sree Narayana Guru from Malabar area. He believed that the philosophy of Sree Narayana Guru was the best suited for social benefit and World peace. He devoted his literary abilities to spreading the messages of Narayana Guru. He wrote the first completed biography of Narayana Guru while Guru was alive. This biography contains the essence of Guru's message.
O.M.Cheriyan was a schollar who became famous through the work Hyndavadharmma Sudhakaram which simply narrates the fundamental principles of Hinduism. He was born to Ottaplakkal Mathu and Unichiyamma, on 12 July, 1874, at Puthuppalli in Kottayam. He was an Inspecter in education department. His major works are Hyndavadharmma Sudhakaram, Gallivarude Sancharakathakal (translation) Christhavadharmma Navaneetham, Indiacharithrakathakal, Sahithyaviharam(criticism) and Kalante Kolayara(Stories).
Attoor Krishna Pisharody
Attoor Krishna Pisharody (1875–1964) was a renowned Sanskrit scholar, teacher and writer of Kerala. He was born on September 29, 1875 in Vadakkancheri in Thrissur district to Narayanan Namboothiri and Pappikkutty Pisharasyar. He learned Sanskrit in the traditional way from Kodungalloor Godavarma Bhattan Thampuran. From 1911 to 1929 he taught at Maharajas collge, Trivandrum and for the next five years worked as the Sanskrit tutor to the Maharaja of Travancore. He was the editor of two magazines Rasika rathnam and Mangalodayam. He was a veena artist and musicologist also. He died on June 5, 1964. His majoer works are Sangeetha chandrika, Bhashayum Sahityavum, Keralsahitya charitham, Kerala charitham, Vidya vivekam, Bhasha darpanam, Uthara Ramayanam (Translation), Shakunthalam (Translation) and Leelathilakam(Commentary).
K.Sukumaran, known as Malabar K Sukumaran, is one among the first story writers in Malayalam. He was born in 1876 in Kozhikode. He was an employee in Court. He died in 1956. Sukumara Kathamanjeri(4vol), Sukumarakathakal, Asooyamayam, Arante Kutty, Aa Vallatha Nottam, Irumban Kunchu, Vidhavayude Vasi, Oru Podikai are his major works.
P.V.Krishna Warrier
P.V. Krishna Warrier, also known as Kavikulaguru, was born in 1877, at Kottakkal in Malappuram district, Kerala. Father was Cherukulappath Thrivikraman Namboodiri and mother Panniyampilli Variyath Sreedevi Varasyar. Krishana warriar was a great journalist and writer in Malayalam. He worked as the editer of Kavanakoumudi. Tholakavi, Udhanda Sasthrikal, Punnasseri Nambi Neelakandasarmma are Manmaranha Sahithyakaranmar the biographies, and Kavikesari and Chinthagrasthanaya Sreeraman are the Poetris published by Krishna warrier. He died in 1958.
Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer
Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer (1877-1949), commonly known as Ulloor was a famous Malayalam poet and a noted historian. Ulloor was one of the famous triumvirate poet of Kerala South India in the first half of the 20th century. He was a poet who attempted to revive the classical heritage of Malayalam poetry. He was born at the Thamarassery Illam at Perunna, Changanassery. He started his work as a government servant who finally became the Chief Secretary to the Travancore Government. Ulloor published Umakeralam , a Mahakavyam in 1914. His best works include Pingala, Karnabhooshanam, Bhakthideepika and Chithrassala. His long poem (Mahakavyam) named Umaakeralam (1914) has as its theme, a particular phase in Kerala's history. The poem deals with the politics related to the monarchical power of Travancore in the 17th century. Ulloor was also an erudite scholar and a historian which can be seen from very famous work Kerala Saahitya Charitham (History of the Literature of Kerala), which consists of five volumes . Among his shorter narrative poems, Pingala and Karnabhooshanam are important. He contributed much to the Malayalam language as well as to the Malayalam literature both in prose and poetry.
Sahithya Panchanan P.K.Narayana Pillai
Born in 1878 at Ambalapuzha. His father was Damodaran Pillai and mother was Kunhilekshmy Amma. Sahithya Panchanan P.K.Narayana Pillai was a genius, a grammar pundit, writer, advocate and High Court Judge. He was Member of Travancore Legislative Assembly. It was he who laid foundation stone of literary criticism in Malayalam.  He was the first President of Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishad.
Vallathol Narayana Menon
Vallathol Narayana Menon (1878–1958)) popularly known as Mahakavi, was one of the celebrity poets in Malayalam language. Vallathol was born in Chennara, near Tirur in Malappuram district. Up to his 27 years he lived in Chennara and wrote so many poems after that he moved to Cheruthuruthi. Born in 1878 and died in March 1958. He is the author of the famous Sahithya Manjari. He got the title, Mahakavi for his Mahakaavyam 'Chitrayogam'. He played a prominent role in setting up the Kerala Kalamandalam at Cheruthuruthy near the banks of Bharathapuzha River. Later this place was renamed Vallathol Nagar. He raised [Kathakali] as a great art form to the level today. He wrote dozens of Kavyas In Malayalam. Vallathol wrote predominantly in Malayalam, the language of Kerala. Vallathol's poetry evolved from its classical beginnings to increasing expression of nationalist and broadly socialist sentiment. He did not know English. Vallathol's many works include the mahakavya Chitrayogam (1914), and the narrative poems Magdalena Mariyam (1921) and Kochu Sita (1928), as well as 11 volumes containing his collected romantic poems entitled Sahityamanjari. In addition to subjects from nature and the lives of ordinary people, Vallathol's opposition to the indignities of the caste system and the injustices suffered by the poor form the themes of many of his poems. His own struggle with deafness from his early twenties also features in some works. Kerala Kalamandalam - The temple of classical arts - It is the realisation of a poet's dream, of a life of dedication, of a journey through the agonies of creation, of the ecstasies of fulfillment.
Pandalam Kerala Varma
Kerala Varma (1879–1919), most commonly known as Mahakavi Pandalam Kerala Varma, was a poet and publisher. He was born in Pandalam, and belonged to the Pandalam Royal Family. He started writing Sanskrit poems from age 12, and Malayalam poems from age 19. One of his widely known poems are Daivame Kai Thozham, a prayer song. He published the fortnightly journal Kavana Kaumudi, which included all materials in poetry. The first issue of Kavana Kaumudi was published in 1904. The editorials of the journal included social, political, and contemporary issues. In 1979, a collection of his writings were reprinted and published as selected works.
Swadeshabhimani K. Ramakrishna Pillai
K. Ramakrishna Pillai was born on 25 May 1878 as the youngest son of Narasimhan Potti and Chakkiamma at Neyyattinkara, Travancore (1878–1916) was a writer, journalish Newspaper editor, and political activist in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore. He was the editor of the newspaper Swadeshabhimani (The Patriot) and hence known by the name. The criticisms against the Diwan of Travancore, P. Rajagopalachari the Government and the Maharajah of Travancore that appeared in his newspaper irritated the authorities and eventually resulted in the confiscation of the newspaper and press and he was arrested and exiled from Travancore in 1910. He wrote Vrithantha Pathra Pravarthanam (1912), the first book on journalism in the Malayalam language. He also wrote the biography of Karl Marx (1912) in Malayalam, which was the first Marx biography in any Indian language. Ramakrishna Pillai wrote over 20 books in his lifetime and many of them are very notable.Vruththaanthapathrapravarthanam, Ende Naadukadathal, Karl Marx, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Benjamin Franklin, Biography, Socrates(All Biographies), Pathradharmam (Essays) Mannante Kannathu, Christopher Columbus (Translation in Malayalam), Narakathil ninnu, Kerala Bhasholpathy, Delhi Durbar, The Deportation case of Travancore are his works.
B.Kallyani Amma
B. Kalyani Amma is the wife of Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai who was exiled from Travancore by the Maharajah of Travancore on account of his criticism against Diwan’s corruption and illegal activities. She suffered a lot being the wife of a courageous journalist. She was a notable litterateur also. Born on 11 Kumbhom 1059. Her important works: Vyazhavatta Smaranakal, Karmaphalam, Mahathikal, Atmakatha. She also translated a novel written by Rabindranatha Tagore.
T.Ramalingam Pilla
T.Ramalingam Pilla is famous among Malayaliees with his work English_English_Malayalam Dictionry.He born in Februvary 20, 1980 to Suthavallisthanu Pilla and Ramalakshmi Ammal. He was the Official Transltor in Thiruvithakoor Government. He died on 6 August 1968. English_English_Malayalam Nikhandu, Malayalasaili Nikhandu, Kairali Gadyapadhathi, 12 Sthreerathnangal, Lekhanamanjari are his notable works.
Pandit K.P.Karuppan
Pandit K.P.Karuppan was a distinguished poet and social reformer who fought against the untouchability, racial discrimination and for the uplift of oppressed class of the society. Born on May 24, 1885 at Cheranallur in Ernakulam District. Father: Sri. Ayyan. Mother: Smt.Kochupennu.After primary education, he underwent higher studies at the Kodungallur Kovilakom (royal mansion). The Prince of Cochin gave encouragement to him and with his aid Karuppan could study Sanskrit. He started writing poems at his age of 14 years. He was a teacher in Ernakulam Maharajas College. He was elected to the Cochin Legislative Council in the year 1924. Kerala Varma Valiya Koi Thampuran conferred him the title Vidwan (scholar) and the Prince of Cochin awarded him the title Kavithilakan (great poet). Lankamardanam, Nyshadham (dramas), Bhymeeparinayam, Urvasi (translations), Sakunthalam Vanchippattu, Kavyapedakam (poems), Kairalee Kouthukam, Jalodyanam, Chithralankaram, Rajarajaparvam, Vilapageetham are his works. Jathikummi, a poem written by him describes the suffering and agony of the oppressed people who faced racial discrimination at his times. He passed on March 23, 1938.
Vagbhadanandan, born in 1884 at Patyam in Kannur District,  was a scholar, journalist and an orator with unequal eloquence. Parents named him as Kunhikannan. Kunhikannan became a disciple of Alathur Brahmananda Sivayogi and accepted ascetic life. Thereafter, he began to known as Vagbhadananda. In 1906, he established a school for poor and oppressed at Karaparamba near Kozhikode and taught them Sanskrit. In 1917, he formed Atmavidya Sanghom, an organisation for preaching his philosophies and ideals. H traveled the length and breadth of Kerala and established branches of Atmavidya Sanghom. Atmavidya, Atmavidyalekhamala, Aadhyanmayugom, Gandhiyum Sasthravyakhyanavum, Prarthananjali are his major works.
Pannisseri Nanu Pillai
Pannisseri Nanu Pillai was born to Vayalil PappuKurup and Planullil Kalyani Amma, on 11 September 1885 in Kannamkuzhy house of South Maruthoorkulangara village in Kollam District. He was a poet, scholar, ascetic, critic and artist from Kerala. Pannisseri Nanu Pillai composed four Attakkathas: Nizhalkuttu, Bhadrakalivijayam, Padukapattabhishekam and Sankaravijayam which are widely accepted in the world of kathakali. Nizhalkuthu attakkatha, Bhadrakali Vijayam, Kathakali Prakaram, Sankara Vijayam are also his works.On August 20, 1942 while watching his disciple perform the Kamaladhalam he breathed his last. His life has been documented and was telecasted on Kairali channel.
K.P.Kesava Menon
K.P.Kesava Menon, born on 1886, the son of Bheeman Achan and Meenakshy Nethyar of Palakkad Swaroopam. K.P.Kesava Menon is one of the famous leaders of Kerala has ever seen. He was an idealist who was true to his words and deeds. Persons like him were very rate in Kerala. He started practice as an advocate in Kozhikode after his studies in England. He actively participated in National Movement. He led Vaikom Sathyagraha and Guruvayoor Sathyagraha against untouchable and for temple entry to lower caste. He is the founder and was the Chief Editor of Mathrubhumi, the national daily in Malayalam. He wrote a dozen of books. He died in 1978.
P.Ananthan Pillai
P.Ananthan Pilla was born in 1886 in Aluva. He was a college teacher. He died in 1966. Keralapanini, Milton, Prabandhaparijatham, Prabandha Ratnkaram, Sahithya Prasangamala, Sahuthyasanthanam, Willyam Shakesphere, Samudradheeran etc are hiw main works.
Nalappattu Narayana Menon
Nalappattu Narayana Menon is very famous poet in Malayalam, born on 7nth October, 1887 in Ponnani. Nalappadan's world of literature is vast and amazing. His work  'Kannuneer thulli' is  written on the death of his wife.  'Pavangal', the Malayalam translation of  the famous book 'Les miserables',  the story of  Jeen-Val-Jeen, written by Victor Yugo  is one among his notable works. Arshanjanam, Rathisamrajyam, Sulochana, Pukayilamahathmyam, Daivagathi etc are his other works. He died on 31st June, 1954.
Kesari Balakrishna Pillai
Kesari was born in the year 1889. His father was Akathoot Damodaran Kartha and mother Parvathy Amma. Pillai belonged to the Pulickal Mele Veedu family of Thampanoor, Trivandrum. Kesari Balakrishna Pillai, who was known by the name of the newspaper he ran, "Kesari". He was also a literary critic, essayist and translated literary works form French and other languages to Malayalam in order to give guidance to other writers. Kesari is the most influential figure in modern Kerala's intellectual life. Kesari was also a visionary writer who visualized the idea of a progressive movement in literature. Through his writings, he tried to create a modern Kerala by presenting his futuristic vision. He was a mentor of many writers. He died on 18 December 1960. His published books: Sankethika Nirupanangal Sahitya Nirupanangal Kesariyude Lokangal - Edited by M.N. Vijayan, Rupamanjar, Navalokam, Outlines of the Proto-Historic Chronology of Western Asia.
Puthezhath Raman Menon
Born in November 8, 1887 at Manalur in Thrissur. Father: Parameswara Menon, Mother: Pappu Amma. Puthezhath Raman Menon was one among the few great men who contributed much to Malayhalam literature. He had command on almost all fields of Malayalam language. His contributions to the uplift of the society were also remarkable. He was District and High Court Judge. He translated poems of Rabindranatha Tagore in Malayalam. He was the Chairman of Sahithya Academy. He died on 27 January 1973
V.C.Balakrishna Panicker
Poet and writer, V.C. Balakrishna Panicker, the son of Kappedath Krishnanunni Nair, was born in 1889 at Oorakam in Vengara. His poem Oru Vilapam is famous in Malayalam. This work was in the age of 19 of Panicker. Viswaroopam is another important work. Meenakshi, Indumatheeswayamvaram, Devisthavam, Monkigeetham, Nisa, Bhoopalamangalam, Durgashtakam are also the donationsto the Malayalam language of Panicker. He was the editer of the periodicals(Malabari, Kerala Chinthamani, Chakravarthi). He died in 1915 at the early age of 26.
Vadakkumkoor Rajaraja Varma Raja
Vadakkumkoor Rajaraja Varma Raja, a renowned schollar, poet and critic, was born on 27 November 1891 in a Raja's family in Vykom.He had deep knowledge is Sanskrit language and literature. His firm opinion about Malayalam was  It was language originated from Sanskrit. He died on 28 February 1978.  Keraleeya Samskrutha Sahithya Charithram (6 Volumes), Raghuveeracharitham, Raaghavabhyudhayam, Bhaashaa shaili pradeepam, Uththarabhaaratham, Kerala Sahithya Charithraththintaey charchchayum pooranavum (2 Volumes),  Ramarjunaeyam Champoo,  Valmiki and Shreekaalidhaasar are his major works.
Mahakavi Pallath Raman
Mahakavi Pallath Raman was born in 1891 to Pallath Ikkoran and Lakshmi Amma, in Trichur. He was a poet, writer, social reformer and community leader.  He was born in the Indian city of Kochi, Kerala. He was influenced by the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru. His famous work was Amrita Pulinam, fetched him many awards. Arival Chuttika, Ravana Puthran are his Dramas and  Amrita Pulinam, Vanabala, Nirmmala are his Novels.
K.K.Raja was one of the famous poet belonging to kumarapuram Palace of Thalappilly Royal families. His Famous Poem “Baashpanjali” holds a significant position among legendary elegies in Malayalam, written on demise of Ashtavaidyan Pazhanellippurath Thaikat Unni Mooss which affected Sri.K.K.Raja very deeply. Malanattil, Kavanakusumanjali, Bashapanjali, Thulaseedamam, Harshanjali, Vellithoni, Theerthadakan are his major works.
P.Sankaran Nambiar
P.Sankaran Nambiar was the literary critic who made the "English Geethakam" familier to Malayalam. He was born on 10 June, 1892 at Veliyannur in Trichur. He was professer in Maharaja's College, Ernakulam and retired as the Principal. He died on 2 March, 1954. Sahithyanishkutam, Makarandamanjari, Sahithyavum Samskaravum, Malayala Sahithyacharithram are his major works.
Sardar K.M.Panicker
Sardar K.M.Panicke was born on 3 June 1895.He was a distingushed diplomat, auther and historiyan. He was an Indian Ambassador to China, France and Egypt. He was also the Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University. More than 50 books have been published bt Panicker. He died on 10 December 1963.
E.V.Krishna Pillai
E. V. Krishna Pillai was born in the year1895. He was the son-in-law of the legendary Malayalam novelist C. V. Raman Pillai and the father of the popular Malayalam film comedian Adoor Bhasi. Pillai lived in Peringanad, near Adoor, TravancoreHe was a renowned writer of Malayala literature. Among his works are comedies, dramas, short stories and an autobiography. He was also a columnist and a caricaturist. His works like Chiriyum Chintayum and Jeevithasmaranakal are considered as masterpieces. He died in the year 1938.
Born in 1896. V.T.Bhattathirippad (Vellithuruthi Thazath Raman Bhattathirippad) was a social reformer, social critic, freedom fighter, orator and dramatist. He was a legend of his time. He gave leadership for the reformation movement against malevolent practices prevalent in the Brahmin community of Kerala. Influenced by the national movement, he plunged into independence struggle while studying in his school final class. His drama Adukkalayil Ninnu Arangathekku written in 1929 gave a picture of sufferings that confronted the Namboothiri women of his time and played a vital role in eradicating the malevolent rituals and customs prevalent in the orthodox Brahmin community. In addition to Adukkalayil Ninnu Arangathekku, he wrote his autobiography (3 vols), several short stories and collections of essays. Amidst his social and literary activities, he could not find a decent job and he had to rely petty job in the Mangalodayam publication company at Thrissur for his livelihood. He died in 1982
A.D.Harisarma Was one of the eminent critic and scholler in Malayalam. He born on 23 August 1896 at Pallippuram near Kochi. He was teacher and he served as secretary of Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishath and as member of Kerala Sahithya Accadamy. He died in 1972. Sahithyabhooshanam, Suvarnnarasmikal, Misrakanthi, Sahithyasameeksha, etc are his works in literary criticism. He published biographies: Mahakavi Ulloor, Kandathil Vargheese Mappila, Randu Sahithyanayakanmar, Bhashakavikal. Malayalsahithyam, Nadakapravesika are also the works of Haisarma.
Kainikkara Padmanabha Pillai
Kainikkara Padmanabha Pillai was born on 10 October,1898. He was a Malayalam author and actor, a prominent speaker, teacher and thinker. His plays addressed serious themes such as patriotism, sacrifice and justice. He also drew on the tragic heritage of E.V. Krishna Pillai with his works Veluttampi Dalava and Kalvariyile Kalpapadapam. Veluttampi Dalava describes the herioc deeds and tragic death of a minister of the state of Travancore. His 1959 book The red interlude in Kerala published for the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee gave a thoughtful discussion of how the communists came to power in Kerala, often quoted in analyses of the politics of that period. He was given a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967. His selected works: Veluttampi Dalava, Calvaryile Kalpapadapam, Vidhimandapam, Agnipanjaram, Swati Tirunal Maharaja, Valarunna Chakravalam, Yavanika, Chandrakandam(dramas). His short stories: Meghavum Minnalum, Ningal Ariyum etc. Ozhukkukal, Makanta Amma, Kadinta Maravil are his Novels.
Karoor Neelakanta Pillai
Neelakanta Pillai was a Malayalam short story writer and one of the founders of Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangham. He was born in 1898 Feb 22 in the village of Ettumanoor in Kottayam district, to Kunhilekshmy Amma and Neelakanta Pillai in karoor is his house. He began his career as a school teacher. He along with Vaikom Muhammad Basheer are considered to be the eminent storytellers in Malayalam literature. His short stories often portrayed the plight of the middle class in a simple and straightforward manner.Many of his stories were translated to other Indian languages and English. The short story Anakkaran was translated into English by Santa Ramesvara Rao. His story named 'anchu kadalasu' is filmed.In 1960. He got kerala sahithya academi award.
T.M.Chummar, a great schollar in language and literature, was born in 1899. He was a college teacher. He died in 1988. His major works are Padya Sahithyacharithram, Bhasha Gadyasahithyacharithram, Mahakavi Kunchan Nambiar, C.V yude Akhyayikakal, Chinthapadham, Vicharaleela and Gadyasourabham.
Kainikkara Kumara Pillai
Kainikkara Kumara Pillai (1900–1988) was a Malayalam teacher, actor and playwright, who wrote classics such as "Harichandra".Kainikkara Kumara Pillai was born in 1900 to an educated, middle-class family. His father Perunayil N. Kumara Pillai was a successful lawyer and an Ayurvedic pundit. He has served as principal of Mahatma Gandhi College-Trivandrum, Director of Educational Services of All India Radio, Trivandrum..He was one of the more important Kerala playwrights of the mid 20th century. He translated Shakespeare's Othello and Antony and Cleopatra etc. His works include Durandashanga, richandracharitam, alahradayam, nimangalam, havum, Mukhtiyum Veshangal, Kevilakkukal, Prema Parinamam, nipareeksha, charaveechikal , hane Konna Makan, thony and Cleopatra, tyathinde Panthavu, thraka Manushyan, ndhi Vichara Veethikal, ichukali, dakeeyam, inikkarayude Prabandhangal.
Kuttikrishna Marar
Kuttikrishna Marar (14 June 1900 – 6 April 1973) was an Indian essayist and literary critic born in Pattambi, Kerala. Perhaps he was an odd personality who showed courage to question anything that he felt wrong in the field of literary criticism. His work on Bharathaparyadanam - A critical study of the Mahabharata is one that won him many honours. It is also a part of the ICSE syllabus with exams being based on it.He passed the Sahityashiromani exam from the Samskrita College in Pattambi. He started his career as Sahithyacharya at the Kerala Kalamandalam. For 15 years he was with Mahakavi Vallathol Narayana Menon and published many of his writings. His work Malayaala Saili is still one of the most authentic treatises on proper Malayalam usage. Bharatha Paryatanam, Sahithyasallapam, Danthagopuram, Kaivilakku (collections of literary criticism) are his important works on literary criticism. In addition to the above, there are more than 19 collections essays on literary criticism.Another important work of Marar is "Kala Jeevitham Thanne, which won him Kerala Sahithya Academy Award, Kendra Sahithya Academy Award and M.P. Paul Prize.
Kesavadev, born in 1901,  was a veteran novelist and playwright. He was always a rebel. He is known as leader of anti-establishment movement in literature and gave shape to a new culture in literature. He accepted intellectual rowdism as his ideology. Important works: Odayil Ninnu, Ayalkar, Kannadi. Died on 3 July 1983
Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavathar
Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavathar, born on 9th February 1901 was a Malayalam theatr actor, singer, and author. He is known for his contributions to Malayalam sangeetha natakam (musical operas). He, along with Ochira Velukutty, was responsible for breaking the monotony of musical operas with their 1930 play Karuna, an adaptation of Kumaran Asan's famous poetic piece. He died in 1985.
G.Sankara Kurup
Born 3 June 1901. Sankara Varier and Lekshmykutty Amma were his Father and Mother. G.Sankara Kurup was a great personality who rendered valuable contribution to the growth and development of Malayalam poetry and who created unique form of illustrated verse. The early poems of G depicted the nature, god, and soul as portrayed by Rabindranatha Tagore. In the later stages he penetrated to the field of mysticism, humanism, nationalism and internationalism. He exalted imagination and lofty thinking found its echo in all his poems. His poems reached the varying depth of human soul. He is the first Jnanapeeth laureate of Malahyalam. He was Professor in Maharajas College, Ernakulam. He also served as producer of All India Radio, editor of Sahithya Parishad, Fellow of Sahithya Academy. His important works are Odakkuzhal, Innu Njan Nale Nee, Sooryakanthi, Ente veli, Siva Thandavam, Chandrakkala, Nizhalukal Neelunnu. Died on 2 February 1978.
Sister Mery John Thottam
Mery John Thottam is the only poetess who wrote Mahakavyam in Malayalam.She was born on 24 June, 1901. She belongs to the Thottam family at Ilanhi. After 1928, when she bacame a Yogini, she was known as Mery Beneenja. Geethavali, Kavitharamam, Marthoma Vijayam and Gandhijayanthi are two Mahakavyas written by her. Eeswaraprasadam, Vidhivaibhavam, Madhumanjari, Kavanamela, Magi, Bharatha Mahalakshmi, Athmavinte Snehageetha, Thottam Kavithakal are her other works in Malayalam.
P.N.Panicker was born on 3 March 1909 to Govinda Pillai and Janaky Amma at Neelamperoor in Kottayam District. A teacher by profession, he started Sanadanadharmam Library in his birthplace in 1926.. The activities of the Kerala Grandhasala Sanghom which was initiated by P. N. Panicker ignited a popular cultural movement in Kerala at the end of which the state acquired total literacy in the 1990s.He was the life and soul of the father of literacy movement in Kerala. The Grandhasala programme, which developed and spread throughout Kerala with the active involvement of people, was an outcome of the relentless efforts of Sri.P.N.Panicker. In 1977, he founded the Kerala Association for Non-formal Education and Development (KANFED). KANFED was highly instrumental in starting the Kerala State Literacy Mission. He died on 19 June 1995, at the age of 86. The Government of Kerala observes 19 June annually as Vayanadinam (Day of Reading) with a week-long series of activities at schools and public institutions to honour the contributions of P.N. Panicker to the cause of literacy, education and library movement. The Department of Posts honoured Panicker by issuing a commemorative postage stamp on 21 June, 2004.
Bodheswaran, the son of Kunjan Pillai and Janaki Amma, born in 1902. His original name is Kesava Pillai. He adopted the name “Bodheswaran” at Kasi (varanasi) while on a pilgrimage. He was a progressive revolutionist who stood and fought for his principles in the political and cultural fields for more than half a century. He led campaign in favour of Vaikom Sathyagraha. His Keralagana is famous even today. He died in 1990.
Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup
Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup, born on 10 May 1902, Father: Padmanabha Kurup. Mother: Lekshmy Kunjamma.  He followed the footprints of Vallathol and enriched Malayalam poetry. His poems depicted the vision of Bharathavarsha, the spiritual divinity and fragrance. These special features made him great. He translated Subramania Bharathi’s work from Tamil to Malayalam. He won Sahithya Academy Award for his contributions. His important works are Kama surabhi, Swarna sadhya, Swarajya geetha. He was awarded D.Lit. by the Kanpur University. He died on 20 August 1980
Sanjayan, the son of Kunhiraman and Paru Amma, born on 17 June 1903. Sanjayan is the pseudonym of M.Ravunni Nair (M.R.Nair) who wrote satire articles stuffed with humor and social criticism. He was a Government Servant and Teacher in his early days. Later, he turned to the field of journalism and was the editor of Kerala Pathrika, Viswaroopam and Sanjayan magazines. The humorous yet highly critical essays on contemporary societal issues appeared in Sanjayan brought fame to him. He was a scholar not only in Malayalam but in English and Sanskrit also. He also translated plays of Shakespeare into Malayalam.
N.P.Chellappan Niar
N.P.Chellappan Niar was born in Mavelikkara on 3rd October, 1903 to Nedungatt Parameswaran Pilla and Porur Paleth Kalyani Amma. Being a famous dramatist in Malayalam, he composed, acted, and directed in many humorous plays and skits. Irony and Satirism are the signs of his almost works. He was a schlar of Kerala History. He has published about 40 books in malayalam. Attam bomb, Idiyum Minnalum, Ibileesukalute Nattil, Karnnan, Ksheerabala sahacharadikashayathil, Dhoomakethu, Pranaya Jambhavan, Minnal Pranayam, Leftanant nani, Vikata Yogi, Kozhinjuveena Kattupookkal, Subhadra B.AIenampeechikalum Vanadevathamarum, Ere nerum Kure Nunayum, Kakkakalum Kakkathamburattikalum, Malakkukalum Ibileesukalum etc are his notable works.
P.K.Parameswaran Nair
P.K.Parameswaran Nair gave a great donation to the literature in its field os Biography.He born in Kozhimukku in Kuttanad, Alappuzha. His notable biographies are C.V.Raman Pillai, Mahathma Ganhdi, Thunchathacharyan, Waltaire and Sahithyapanchanan. Malayala Sahithyacharithram, Ahimsayum Lokasakthiyum and Bhavarasmikal are also his works in Malayalam.
Joseph Mundassery
Joseph Mundassery, born on 1903 July 17, is the personality who marked his footprints in the history of Malayalam literature, education, social and political fields. He was an eminent teacher, renowned literary critic, an outstanding orator, and an able administrator. Joseph Mundassery was the first Education Minister of the Kerala State. On assuming office, he introduced the famous Education Bill in the Kerala Legislative Assembly suggesting radical reformations in the field of education. This bill aggravated communal forces and mangers of private educational institutions, which ultimately led to Vimochana Samaram (liberation struggle) and dismissal of the E.M.S. ministry, the first Communist Government elected through ballot in the world. Joseph Mundassery was the first Vice-Chancellor of the Cochin University of Science & Technology. There are more than 45 literary works at his credit. Kozhinja Elakal is his autobiography. Mattoli, Anthareeksham, Kavyapeedika, Prayanam, Natakantham Kavithwam are some of his works on literary criticism.
Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai
Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai was a historian and scholar from Kerala who through his works enriched the field of historical research of Kerala. He was born in Elamkulam village near Kalluvathukkal in Kollam district on 8 November 1904. Kunjan Pillai had his school education at Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. He started his career as a school teacher and later became lecturer in Malayalam at Many colleges. He died on 4 March 1973.
M.P.Paul born on May 1, 1904 at Vaappuzha. His father was Menochery Poulose and mother was Rosamma. M.P.Paul was an eminent critic. He was a teacher in St.Thomas College, Thrissur, S.B.College, Chanaganassery and Mar Ivanious College, Thiruvananthapuram. He also established tutorical centres at Thrissur, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram, which were the centres of knowledge. He was he founder President of Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sanghom. Cherukathaprasthanam, Novel Sahithyam and Soundary Nireekshnam are some of his famous works on literary criticism.
Idasseri Govindan Nair
Idasseri Govindan Nair is known as Sakthiyude Kavi in Malayalam. He born on 23 December 1906. Father was Krishna Kurup and Mother was Kunhikutty Amma. Idasseri is poet who uses rustic images beautifully in his works. His younger days were of poverty and hence he was constrained to accept the job of an Advocate’s Clerk. Idasseri started writing poems at the early age of twelve. One of his best works is Poothappaattu, which connects the strange and the ordinary with finesse and loveliness. His other important works are Bimbisarante Idayan, Orupidi Nellikka, Kavile Pattu. He won Kerala Sahitya Academy Award in 1969 and 1970. Died on 14 October 1974.
P.Kunhiraman Nair
P.Kunhiraman Nair, also known as Mahakavi P, was a renowned Malayalam poet whose works romanticised the natural beauty of his home state of Kerala. Born in Bellikoth near Kanhangad of North Malabar(4 November 1906 – 27 May 1978). P. led a Bohemian lifestyle, wandering across Kerala, living in several places, meeting their people and making them part of his life and literature. He worked as a school teacher, having taught at Koodali near Kannur and Kollengode in Palakkad district. Kunhiraman Nair was an award winner of both the Kerala Sahithya Akademi and the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award. His famous poetris are Kaliyachhan, Onassadya, Pookkalam, Thaamarathoni, Vasantholsavam, Chilamboli, Ratholsavam  andThamaratheni. Indira, Chaaithraraksha, Nirmala, Ramabai and Veerapratinha are stories, Rangamandapam, Upaasana, SwapnasanchariPoonilaavu and Chandramandalam are plays written by Mahakavi. P. He has also written Two essays: Vichaaravibhaatam and Satyaraksha, two autobiographies: Kaviyude kalpadukal and Ennethirayunna njan.
Ullattil Govindankutty Nair
Ullattil Govindankutty Nair was a well known critic in malayalam., born in 1906. He has used pen names like G.K.N and Sakalyan. Kavyaswadanam, Vimarsanavum Aswadanavum, Adhunikasahithyam, Bhashayum Gaveshanavum, Vicharadeepthi, Khandapadham, Vicharadhara and Rooparekha are his eminent works.
Idappalli Raghavan Pillai
Born in 1908. Idappalli Raghavan Pillai was a great poet who created one and only form of verse in simple and beautiful Dravidian style. His poems rise strong criticism against the injustice and hypocrisy that prevailing in the society. He transformed his painful experiences agony as his poems. Wonderful expression of romanticism can be found in his poems. Edapalli belonged to a poor family. He was unlucky in love. He committed suicide on account of the failure of his love at the age of 27 years. His important works are Thushaarahaaram, Navasaurabham, Hridayasmitham, Maninaadam, Idappalli Raghavan Pillayude Kritikal.
The full name of M.R.B is Mullamangalath Raman Bhattathiripad. He was a social reformer, cultural leader and a Malayalam writer. He was born in to a Nambudiri family of Kerala in 1908. He joined Yogakshema Sabha and worked with V. T. Bhattathiripad and his brother Premji. When widow marriage was considered as taboo in Nambuthiri community, he married one. MRB wrote 14 books, which included two plays: Ente Mmana (1927) and Marakkudakkullile Maha Narakam (1927). He was a recipient of the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy Award, the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award (1992), the Basheer Puraskaram and the Deviprasadam Puraskaram. He died in 2001.
Vaikom Muhammed Basheer
Vaikom Muhammed Basheer is widely known as Beypore Sultan (Sultan of Beypore). He, born on January 20, 1908 at Vaikkam, was an eminent novelist and storyteller, who won recognition and popularity. He was one among the famous novel-trios – Basheer, Thakazhy and Kesava Dev. While studying in V Form, he determined to join the Independence struggle and left the school. He went to Kozhikode and took part in the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and was arrested before they could participate in the Satyagraha. Basheer was sentenced to imprisonment and sent to Kannur Central Prison. Freed from prison, he formed a terrorist movement and consequentially, a warrant was issued for his arrest and he left Kerala. Then he took up a long journey throughout India and many countries in Asia and Africa. After his return from the long journey, Basheer could not find any job for his livelihood. When he approached a book publisher in search of a job, he was assured some money if he wrote a story. Thus he wrote his first story Ente Thankam. Realising his path, Basheer made a career as a writer. Basheer continued his relationship with revolutionary leaders, which ultimately led to his arrest and imprisonment for two and half years. He wrote many of his works while he was in the jail. Basheer is known for his unconventional style of language. The major theme of all his stories is love and humanity. Main characteristic feature of his stories is its originality. Being a judicious observer of human character, he combined humour and misery in his works. Love, hunger and poverty are the recurring themes in his works. Basheer won many awards including Central Sahithya Academy Award. His main works are Premalekhanam, Sabdangal, Aanavaariyum Ponkurisum, tuppappakkoranendarnnu, Mucchittu kalikkarante Makal, Sthalatte Pradhaana Divyan, Pathummayute Aadu, Matilukal, Mantrikappuucha, Jeevitha Nizhalpatukal, Maranattinte Nizhal, Anuragaathinte Dinangal, Polisukarante Makal, Anargha Nimisham, Viddhikalute Swargam, Visappu, Visvavikhyathamaaya Mookku. He died in Beypore, on July 5, 1994.
T.Ubaid, the cultural leader of Kasargod, was born at Thalangara in the year 1908. Proficient in Malayalam and Kannada, T.Ubaid translated many Malayalam literary pieces into Kannada and vice-versa. He was also a researcher in Moppla songs and a noted Poet of Arabia – Malayalam. Several of his poems were collected under the titles, Navarathna Malika Bashqadhara, Chandrakala etc. He was an effective speaker and member of Kerala Sahithya Academy. He died in the year 1972.
Mullamangalath Paremeswaran Namboothirippad, bother of M.R.B is the person who known as Premji. He was a poet, acter and dramtist. Premji was born on 23 September 1908 in a Namboodiri Brahmin family in Vanneri, Malappuram, when Kerala was experiencing a social upraising. Premji started his professional life as a proof editor in Mangalodayam press Trissur when he was 19. He won gold medal from the Government of Kerala for his performance in the play Shah. He was also awarded a fellowship by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy. He acted in about 60 films including Thacholi Othenen, Kunjali Marakkar, Liza, Yaagam, Utharayanam and Piravi. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor as well as Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor.Premji has 4 collected verses to his credit as well, namely Sapakthni, Nalkalikal, Raktha Sandesam and Premji Padunnu. He died on 10 August 1998.
N.V.Krishna Variyer
N. V. Krishna Warrier is a well known name in the history of Kerala and literature. He was an Indian poet, newspaper editor and scholar. Warrier was well-versed in different languages. During the Quit India Movement, he published a daily called Swathanthra Bharatham (Free India). He was the editor of Mathrubhumi for a long time. Warrier was the founder director of Kerala Bhasha Institute (1968). He was also the editor of Kumkumam group of publications for some time. His contributions to Malayalam language include poems, articles, dramas, travelogue, attakathas, literary criticism etc. His works are: Enveeyude Kavithakal, Budhacharitham Attakatha, Kalotsavam, Neenda Kavithakal, Vidyapathi, Amerikkayiloode, Unarunna Uthara India.The N.V. Krishna Warrier Award is given to the best scholastic book of the year.
E.M.Sankaran Namboothirippad
E.M.Sankaran Namboothirippad (EMS) was an internationally renowned Marxian philosopher, author, orator, administrator and great leader of communist and socialist movement. He born in June 13, 1909 at Perinthalmanna, Malappurm District, the son of Parmeswaran Namboothiri. and Vishnudatha Antharjanam. He was the first Chief Minister of Kerala State and the first Chief Minister of the Communist Government elected through democratic process. He is a great personality who created history and who walked along with the history. There are no other leaders in Kerala who influenced the modern Kerala than EMS. When Communist Party faced a split in 1964, he stood with Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was the General Secretary of the CPI (M) for the 13 years from 1978. Politics was only the one side of his personality. The other side of his individuality was that of a philosopher and littérateur. He wrote 77 books in Malayalam and 20 in English in addition to numerous essays. His works can be classified under politics, history and literature. EMS passed away on March 18, 1998.
M.N. Sathyardhi, born in1909, was a famous writer and freedom fighter from Kerala. He was born in 1909 in Lahore in Punjab. His father was a Malayali working in the Punjab government service. After schooling he joined college but could not complete his studies due to his involvement in the freedom struggle. In 1928 he was arrested in connection with Anders assassination case and was imprisoned. During his jaillife he took his honors in Urdu language. After his release from jail he worked as the editor of a journal and in 1947 following the partition of India he came to India as a refugee. In addition to Malayalam and English he was proficient in Hindi, Punjabi,Urdu, Begali and Persian languages. In 1958 he came to Kerala and settled in Kozhikkode. He died in 1990. His major works are: Vilaykku vaangam, Prabhukkalum Bhrutyarum, Jahannara, Begum Mary Biswas, Jawaharlal Nehru and Netajiyude Balyam
Lalithambika Antharjanam
Lalithambika Antharjan was born in an aristocratic Brahmin (Namboothiri) family at Kottarakkara, in 1909. Her father was Damodaran Potty, Mother Nangamma. At that time, girls are not permitted to go to schools. Lalithambika was given informal education in Sanskrit, Malayalam, English and Hindi at her home. Though she did not get formal school education, Lalithambika Antharjanam was an outstanding litterateur, who contributed more than 25 works as Novels, short stories. Her stories taste salt of tears and sweet of breast milk. Agnisakshi, Kunjomana and Gosai Paranja Kathakal are her important works. She has won Vayalar award and Sahithya Academy Award. She passed away on February 6, 1987.
Balamani Amma
Balamani Amma born in 1909. HerfFather was Chittannur Kunhunni Raja and mother Nalappat Kochukutty Amma. Balamani Amma was an illustrious poetess who had unflinching image in the minds of people of Kerala. Following the path of Nalappat Narayana Menon she took the field of poetic literature from early ages itself. She published her collection of poems in more than 10 volumes. Her important works are Koopukai, Amma, Sopanam. Died on 29 September 2004
Edappally Raghavan Pillai
Edappally Raghavan Pillai, (30 May 1909 – 4 July 1936), was a romantic Malayalam poet who committed suicide at a young age. He along with his close friend Changampuzha Krishna Pillai brought in a new breath of life into the Malayalam poetry of the 1930s. They are considered as Shelley and Keats of Malayalm poetry.Raghavan Pillai's best poem is perhaps Maninadam which he wrote a short while before his death. His selected works are: Thushara Haaram, Nava Saurabham, Hridhaya Smitham, Maninaadham and Edappally Raghavan Pillayude Krithikal.
O.M.C.Narayanan Namboothirippad
He was a as a social reformist. He was a true Gadhian Congress man and a freedom fighter, a literary person. But his great contribution is the translation of Rig Veda ( Sanskrit Classic having more than 7000 printed pages) into Malayalam and published it during his late 70s. He has received Kerala Literary Academy award for his works. He has written a Christian Kathakali story namely "Snapaka Yohannan"
Pala Narayanan Nair
Pala Narayanan Nair, born in 1911, is a renowned poet. He was the son of Keepallil Sankaran Nair and Parvathyamma. He began composing fine poems while a student in high school. He was a teacher by profession. He joined in Military service in and rendered service in India and Burma. He published his first work Pookkal in 1935. He is the winner of Kerala Sahithya Academy award, Puthezhathu Raman Menon award, Mooloor award and the first Vallathol award. His poem Keralam Valarunnu is very famous. He wrote more than forty books.
Changampuzha Krishna Pillai
Changampuzha Krishna Pillai was born on 11 October, 1911. He was a celebrated Malayalam poet known almost exclusively for his romantic elegy Ramanan which was written in 1936 and sold over 100,000 copies. It is a play in the form of verse, written in the romantic tradition. It is a long romantic poem based on the life of Changampuzha's friend Edappally Ragahavan Pillai."Changampuzha Smaraka Grandhasala" (meaning Changampuzha Memorial Library) and the Changampuzha Park, are two institutions established as memorial for the great poet at his birth place Edappally.  His majer works are:Ramanan,Vaazhakkula, Divyageetham, Deavageetha, Bashpanjali, Spandikkunna Asthimadam, Rekthapushpangal, Madirolsavam and Padunna Pisachu(Poetries), Kalithozhi and Katharathnamalika(Prose).
Dr.K. N. Ezhuthachan
Ezhuthachan was born in the village Cherpulassery in Palakkad district, Kerala on 21 May 1911. He was an Indian writer and scholar of Malayalam literature. He won the Sahity Akademi Award for his book Keralodayam, a long narrative poem written in Sanskrit.  He has served as a Senior Research Officer at Kerala State Institute of Languages, Research Fellow of Dravidian Linguistics Association and Visiting Professor at University of Calicut. Ezhuthachan was the author of many books in Malayalam, including short stories, poems, and essays. His book, The history of the grammatical theories in Malayalam[ published in 1975, is considered to be a seminal work in the field of malayalam grammar.He has also authored a research thesis on Adhyathma Ramayanam and has published about 15 books. He died on October 28, 1981 while delivering a lecture at Calicut University.
Sooranad Kunjan Pillai
He was born to Neelakanta Pillai and Karthiyanipillai Amma on 26 November 1911 in Sooranad South in Kollam district.He has served as the President of Sahithya Parishad; Exe.Member of Central Sahitya Akademi, Kerala Sahitya Akademi, History Association; President, Kanfed; Editor,Journal of Indian History; Member of the first Jnanpith Award Committee. He was given the title 'Sahithya Nipunan' by Kochi Maharajah. Kunjan Pillai who was a versatile writer in Malayalam has written books in English and Sanskrit as well. He had knowledge in Tamil and Hindi too. He published his first work Smashanadeepam (Collected Poems) in 1925 when he was still in school. He has prepared more than 150 text books for High School classes. He has written more than 1000 forewords for the books of many contemporary writers of Malayalam. He has also written the Malayala nikhandu (Malayalam Dictionary). He has published many books. Some of them are Amba Devi, Kalyana Sowdam, Smashanadeepam, Hridayarpanam, Ratnasamragyam, Sourabhan, Panchathantrakathamanigal, Prachinakeralam, Veeraraghavashasanam, Thiruvuthankoorile Mahanmar, Swathi Thirunal Maharaja(Biography)(English)Malabar in the Eyes of Travellers, Sahithyabhooshanam , Kairali Pooja, Pushpanjali, Mathrupooja, Kairali Samaksham (Literary Criticism)1979Bharathapooja, Bhashadeepika, Jeevithakala, Krisishastram, Thirumulkazcha, Thiruvuthankoor - Kochi Charithra Kathakal, Malayala Lipi parishkaram- Chila Nirdeshangal etc.
Vyloppilly Sreedhara Menon
Vyloppilly Sreedhara Menon saw truth and beauty even in small objects, which others did not care. His poetry is a blending of though and imagination filled with feelings. He shaped his poetry on the experiences, which he gained from various fields of life. His important works are Mambazham, Kannikoythu, Sreerekha, Vida, Onappattukal, Vithum Kaikottum, Makarakkoithu. He won several awards including Sahithya Academy Award and Nehru-Soviet Land Award. He born on 11 May 1911. Father: Kochukuttan Kartha. Mother: Nanukutty Amma.
Ponkunnam Varkey
Ponkunnam Varkey was a writer and activist living in Kerala. He is considered a leading figure of the 'progressive' school of Malayalam fiction.Varkey was born on July 1, 1911 in a Syrian Christian family of Edathua village in Kuttanad in Alappuzha, to Katappuram Varkey Joseph and Annamma Joseph. Ponkunnam in Kottayam is his mother;s home place. He was a teacher in school and he was attracted to Indian independence movement and the subject matter of his early writings was related to this theme. His first collection of short stories 'Thirumulkazhcha' won the award of the Madras government in 1939. He was associated with the Communist Party for some time and was the secretary of Purogamana Sahithya Sanghadana' (progressive writers' forum) for five years. He was one of the founders of S.P.C.S, world's largest writers' publishing cooperative and functioned as its president. In 1973 he was nominated as the president of Kerala Sahitya Academy. In 1997' Ezhuthachan Puraskaram' the highest literary honour of the Kerala government was awarded to Varkey . He died on July 2, 2004. Varkey has published 24 volumes of short stories,16volumes of plays ,two collection of poems one collection of essays(profiles of some politicians and public figures) and a volume of autobiography .He wrote screen plays for several films and produced two films.
Thakazhy Sivasankara Pillai
Thakazhi born in 1912. Sankara Kurup was his father and Parvathy Amma was mother. Thakazhy Sivasankara Pillai was world famous in the field of literature especially novels and short stories. From the field of an advocate he rose to the highest position of a world famous novelist. He won the Jnapeeth award and placed himself in the forefront of all writers. No other novels other than that of Thakazhy got so many translations to other languages. Important novels: Randidangazhy, Chemmeen, Enipadikal, Thendyvargam, Anubhavangal Palichakal, Thottiyude Makan, Kayar. Chemmeen was translated to all Indian languages and English. The film based on Chemeen won President’s Gold Medal.
Mahakavi M.P.Appan
Mahakavi M.P.Appan was born on 1913 near Jagathi of Trivandrum district to his parents ware Madu and Kochappi. His original name was Ponnappan. He began his career as a school teacher after completing BA honours from the Kerala University College, Trivandrum. He had his imprint in the literary field for over 70 years. He was also a member of the Kerala Sahithya Academy from 1957 to 1967. M.P.Appan had published 40-odd poetry collections,. Some of the famous works include Vellinakshathram, Suvarnodayam, Udyanasoonam. He has won Ulloor award, Vallathol Award, Ezhuthachan Award, Kerala sahithya Academy award, Mollor award, Asaan Prize and Soornadu Kunjanpillai award.
Malabar K.Damodaran, born in 1912, was an orator, historian, and an eminent Marxist philosopher. During the period of Stalin he raised the slogan of nationalizing following Marshal Tito. Communists interpreted this as counter-revolution. But in the East European countries national communism spread during that period. Damodaran was well aware of this development and wrote about the same. Due to this vision, the communists kept a distance from him. Pattabakki, a drama written by him is famous and very popular. His other important works are Indiyuude Atmavu, Bharatheeya Thathwa Chinthaka. He died on 1 July 1976.
Muttathu Varkey
Muttathu Varkey, born on 18 April 1913,  was a Malayalam novelist, short story writer, and poet from Kerala state, South India. Varkey was born in Chethipuzha, a small village near Changanassery in Kottayam district, Kerala.  He was a prolific writer and has penned a total of 132 books, including 65 novels. The rest of his works include collection of short stories, plays, and poetries. Many of his novels were adapted into Malayalam films, including Prem Nazir starrer Padatha Painkili (1957), Inapravukal (1965), Velutha Kathreena (1968), and Mayiladum Kunnu (1972) and Sathyan starrer Karakanakkadal (1971) and Akkarappacha (1972). His life ended on 28 May 1989.
Pulimana Parameswaran Pillai
Pulimana Parameswaran Pillai was a great writer of dramas in Malayalam. He born in 1913 at Chavara in Kollam district. He was famous as Poet, Singer, Acter, Critic and Short story writer. Pulimana was the first writer of dram, using the expressionist style of western writers. His drama Samathwavadi is the first expressionist He died at the age of 37, in 1949.
Abhayadev Is a well known film lyricist and translater. His real name is Ayyappan Pillai. He was born in 1913, A hindi magazine named ViswaBharathi was run under his leadership. His major traslations from Hindi to Malayalam are Jeevikkan Maranuupoya Sthree and Avan Veendum Varunnu. He has composed a Hindi_Malayalam Dictionary.
Dominic Chacko Kizhakemuri was born in 1914, in Kanchirappalli, Kottayam. He, better known as D. C. Kizhakemuri, was a well-known writer, activist and book publisher from Kerala. He set up the book publishing company known as D C Books. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1999. His essays are in a satairistic style.Elivanam, Kuttichool, Karuppum Veluppum, Mythranum Kothukum etc are his major works. He died in 1999.
C.Achutha Menon
C.Achutha Menon, a renowned leader of the Communist Party of India and a stalwart among the line of administrators, was a talented writer.He was born to Madathil Veettil Shri. Achutha Menon and Smt. Lekshmykutty Amma at Puthukkad, Thrissur on 13th January, 1913. Achutha Menon assumed charge as the Chief Minister of Kerala on 1-11-1969 and continued till the dissolution of the III KLA. Achutha Menon had authored many books on Kerala. He also translated H.G. Wells' Brief History of the World into Malayalam. Soviet Land, Kissan Padha Pusthakam, Keralam-Prasnangalum Sadhyadhakalum, Smaranayude Edukal, and Manushyan Swayam Nirmikkunnu(Translation) are his other famous works. Along with, he has contributed many noteworthy articles in newspapers and periodicals.
C.Govinda pisharody is known in the name of his house Cherukad. He born on 26 August, 1914 at Chemmalassery in Malappuram, to Keeveettil Pisharath Karunakara Pisharody and Narayana Pisharasyar. Chrukad was a college teacher and he was a strong rin Communist moment. He worn Kerala Sahithya Acadamy Award in 1975For his work Jeevithappatha(Auto biography). His major works are Devalokam, Muthassi, Manninte Maril, Sanidasa, Marumakal(Novels), Nammalonnu, Chutuvilakku, Odukkathe Onam, Atima, Anakkettu, Kuttithampuratti, Raktheswari(Dramas), Aradhana, Thiramal, Manushyane Manikkuka, Mathapp(Poetries).
Nettur P, as he was popularly known, had established his own image as a good Parliamentarian, journalist, philanthropist, reformer and writer. He was born on 14 May 1913. He was conferred with the honorary Thamrapathra on the Silver Jubilee of Indian Independence by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in recognition of his work towards the independence struggle. Damodaran traveled extensively within India and wrote travelogues describing the local culture, people and practices. Some of his published works include: Narmadayude Nattil (In the land of Narmada) - A travelogue covering the course of the Narmada river, Adivasikalute Keralam (The Tribals of Kerala) -An authoritative work on the Tribals of KeralaAnubhavachurulukal ( Reels of experience: Autobiographical sketches encompassing the freedom struggle and early years of freedom).
Sankarankutty Pottakkat born on March 14, 1913 at Kozhikode. His Father and Mother were Kunhiraman and Kittooli. S.K.Pottakkat’s contributions can be seen in every field of literature. He is an illustrious novelist, short story writer, and a dramatist. His travelogues are very famous. There may not be any other Malayali than Pottakkat who traveled in 18 different countries spread over almost all continents of the world and written travelogues. Government of India presented him Jnanapeeth award in 1980 for his marvelous novel, Oru Desathinte Katha (Story of a region). In addition to Jnapeeth, he won Sahithya Academy Awards of both the State and Central. His fabulous novel, Oru Theruvinte Katha (Story of a street) consists of 500 odd characters. There are 10 novels, 23 collections of short stories, 17 travelogues, 3 collections of poems, 1 drama and 3 memory sketches at his credit. He was elected to the Parliament in 1962. Calicut University awarded him D.Litt. He passed away on August 6, 1982.
Uroob is the penname of P. C. Kuttikrishnan who lived from 1915 – 1979. He was a prominent member of the literary circle that had formed in the1930s in Ponnani. He along with writers like Basheer, Thakazhi, Kesavadev, and Pottekkatt formed the progressive writers in Malayalam during the twentieth century. Others in the group are the eminent critic Kuttikrishna Marar, young poets Edasseri Govindan Nair, Akkitham, Kadavanad Kuttikrishnan, and Moothedath Narayanan Vaidyar. Uroob had spent the best years of his creative life in Kozhikode where he was working in All India Radio. He, later went to Thiruvanathapuram as editor of Kunkumam magazine and from there to Kottayam to work as editor of Bhashaposhini published by Malayala Manorama group.His Main Novels are Aamina, Kunjammayum Koottukarum, Ummachu, Mindappennu, Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum, Chuzhiku Pimbe Chuzhi and Aniyara.Ammini. Some of his short stories are Gopalan Nayarude Thaddi, Manjinmarayile Sooryan, Rachiyamma, Neer Chalukal, Navonmesham, Kathir-Katta, Thurannita Jalakam, Neela Mala, Kumbedukunna Mannu, Ullavarum Ellathaverum and Thamara Thopi etc. He has wriiten Poems, Essays, Plays, Chilidren's literature and Screen Plays.
A.P.Udayabhanu born in October 1st, 1915 was an Indian freedom fighter,journalist, writer and social activist from the State of Kerala. He was from the famous Alummoottil Channar family of Muttom near Harippad. He was a prominent leader from Indian National Congress (then Travancore state congress) worked as its state president as well. He was elected to the Travancore Legislative Assembly twice, in 1944 and 1948. He had worked as chief-editors of many newspapers including Mathrubhumi. He also served as the Chair Person of the World Wide Fund. His articles and columns used to appear in many Malayalam periodicals and news papers on a regular basis, mostly commenting on social issues.  He died on 15, December, 1999. He is also well known for his contributions to the Malayalam literature, especially towards the genre of light essays.were simple, touchy and humorous.Enteyum Kathayum Alpam is his auto biography. He has recived Kerala Sahithya Academy Award for lifetime contributions in 1933, Swadeshabhimani Award for contributions to journalism in 1933, Pathradhipar K. Sukumaran Memorial Award in 1995 and C. Achyutha Menon Award.
V.Madhavan Nair (Mali)
V.Madhavan Nair, born on 6 December 1915, is popularly known as Mali was a lawyer, journalist, musicologist, kathakali playwright, dramatist, editor and a pioneer in the radio broadcasting. But he is more known as a storyteller that attracted both children and adults. His style of story telling is so simple. He wrote thousands of stories from the epics, history, folklores for children of present and future. Mali Ramayanam, Mali Bharatham, Mali Bhagavatham, Puranakathamalika, Bala Sammanam, Padinjaran Balakathal, Bala Katha Malika, Janthusthan, Circus, Unnikale, Katha Parayam, Porattam are some of his wonderful works. The most popular attakkatha (kathakali play) Karnasapatham was authored by Mali. Mali’s Kerala Sangeetham is a reference book for students of carnatic music. Mali was tennis champion and a high jump record holder also. He was serving in the All India Radio for many years and he was the Station Director at the time of his retirement.
N.Krishna Pillai
N.Krishna Pillai was born in 1916. He was the Head of the department of Malayalam in University College. He is known as Malayalathile Ibsan. He has written many dramas. Bhagnabhavanam, Kanyaka, Darsanam are some of them. His well known essays are Kairaliyude Katha and Prathipathram Bhashanabhedam.
His real name is P.Kunhananandan Nair (1916 - 2001). He was a well known Malayalam author. He was born in Thikkodi, a small village in Kozhikode district, in Kerala. He was a multi-faceted personality. He served many years as Executive in All India Radio, Kozhikode. Thikodiyan has written a number of plays, novels, screenplays, and lyrics. In his autobiography Arangu Kaanatha Nadan (The actor who had never been on stage), Thikodiyan portrayed the Malabar's social and cultural development in the post independent period and captured the charm of Kozhikode. This work won him the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (Malayalam) in 1995 and Vayalar Ramavarma Award in the same year.
Saraswathy Amma.K
As the daughter of Padanabha Pillai and Karthyani Amma, Saraswathi Amma born on 21 Meenom 1091. A rare genius who enriched the short story during 1950s. Her important works are Ponnumkudam, Kanatha Mathil, Kalamandiram, Pennbudhi, Vivahasammanam. She died in 1975.
M.P.Sankunni Nair
M.P.Sankunni Nair was a great Sanskrit Scholar, born in 1917, in Malappuram District, Kerala. Recipient of Kerala Sahitya Academy's and Kendra Sahithya Academy's awards. Sankunni Nair made deep and vast studies on several eminent works in Sanskrit and Malayalam literature. His works such as `Natyamandapam' and `Chatravum Chamaravum' reflect his deep knowledge of dramaturgy and the Natyasastra. Another work Kavyavulpathi is the study on Poothappatt by tdesseri and Kaliyachan by Mahakavi P. Natakeeyanubhavam, Natyamandapam, Kathunna Chakram, Kalidasa Nadakavimarsanam are his other owrks in Malayalam. He has translated Good Earth by perl S Bhak in to Malayalam. He died in 2006.
C.J.Thomas was an eminent writer of dramas in Malayalam, who born on 14 Novenber 1918, to Pollambel Yohannan Eppiscoppa and Annamma in Koothattukulam. Though he was attracted into Communism during his childhood, later he came back from the moment. He is remembered by Keralites as a pioneer, and still the best, in many fields. Aa Manushyan Neethanne, Manushya Nee Mannankunnu, Ath Neethanne, Avan Veedum Varunnu, Antigani, Egypth Rajaav,  1123-il crime 27, Vishavruksham etc are his famous Dramas. He died in the year 1960.
T.N.Gopinathan Nair
T.N.Gopinathan Nair is the son of Sahithyapanchanan P.K.Narayana Pillai and M.Parukkutty Amma, born on 24 April, 1918. He has written many Dramas. And also served as a Journalist and Drama Producer in All India radio, Thiruvanthapuram. Nizhalum Nilavum, Prathidhwani, Vidhiye Vidhi, Anachadanam, Akavum Puravum, Janadrohi, Parivarthanam, Nizhalkooth etc are hiw eminent Plays in Malayalam. He has written Kalithoni, Thilakam(Poetries), Vaitharani, Sudha(Novels).
N.N.Pillai was born in 1918 at Vaikom, Kottayam district to Ullilakkiru Parambil Narayana Pillai and Vaikom Thekkathil Parukkutty Amma. He was an eminent playwright, actor, theatre director, and orator. Dedicated to the cause of drama, Pillai have written over 30 Malayalam plays, 40 one-act plays, two theoretical studies on theater and an autobiography. Gifted with enormous theaterical as well as artistic talents, and varied experiences, N. N. Pillai always appeared deep and unruffled. N. N. Pillai started a drama troupe called Viswa Kerala Kala Samithi in 1952. This troup staged his plays till 2005 even after his death in 1995, even aborad. Pillai has received awards from Indian Government, Kerala State Government, Kerala Sahithya Academy, Sangeetha Nataka Acamedy and Sahithya Pravathaka Samgham. Kapalika, Prethalokam, Gorilla, Folydol, Kanakku Chembakaraman, Easwaran Arastil are some of his popular plays. He has acted in tow malayalam movies named Godfather and Nadodi. He died in 1995.
Krishna Chaithanya
Krishna Chaithanya, real name K.Krishnan Nair, was born in 1918 in Thiruvananthapuram. He is famous throughout India who wrote mainly the histroy of Indian Literature. He died on 30 July 1994. He has written the history of the literature of Sanskrit, Egypth, Greek, Roman, Mesopotomiyan etc. Almost works of Krishna Chaithanya was published in English.
Born on November 14, 1918 at Koothattukulam. C.J.Thomas was a dramatist and a critic. He was the editor of periodicals, Chitrodayam, Prasanna Keralam, and Democrat. His dramas bestowed a new experience to the Malayalam theatre. Avan Veendum Varunnu, Uyarunna Yavanika, 1120 il Crime, Aa Manushyan Nee Thanne, Salomi, Ivan Ente Priya Puthran are his main theatrical works. He died on July14, 1960.
S.Gupthan Nair
Nair was born at Ochira in Kollam district of Kerala on 22 August 1919 to Sankara Pillai and Kali Amma. He was a well known Malayalam writer, literary critic, scholar, orator, essayist, lexicographer, translator and educationist. Prof S Guptan Nair served as professor in several Government colleges and he had a vast student following and always strove to pass on traditional values to the younger generation. A multi-faceted personality, his interests included music, acting and sports. He has authored more than 35 books. His important works include 'Samalochana', 'Isangalkappuram,' 'Kranthadarsikal,' Srishtiyum Srishtavum', Kavyaswaroopam, 'Thirayum chuzhiyum' 'Tagore,' 'Asthiyude Pookkal: Changampuzha-Kaviyum Kavithayum' and 'Manasaasmarami. He had won several awards including Kendra Sahitya Academy Award, Kerala Sahitya Academy Award, Ezhuthachan Award, Vallathol Puraskaram,Vayalar Award, Lalithambika Antharjanam Award, Sankara Narayanan Thampi Award, CV Raman Pillai Award, G Award, and P.N Panicker Award.
Induchoodan was born in 1919 to Rajarajavarma and Nanikkutty Amma, in Kodungallor. He was a freedom fighter. He served as Deshabhimani Editor from 1943 to 1965 and as Secretary of Kerala kalamandalam in 1971. His major works are Kalayum Marxisavum, Nivarnnu Nilkkarayi, Ekalokam etc. He has translated many chapters of Marx's Das Capital. 
M.Govindan, born in 1919 in Ponnani in Malappuram district, was a famous writer and cultural activist of Kerala. He went to Madras and settled there. He served in Madras government service and worked there for 14 years. He was actively involved in politics in his early days and later concentrated on intellectual life. He was attracted towards the ideas of Radical Humanism. He edited three magazines Navasahiti, Gopuram and Sameeksha and organised many academic forums for cultural debate. He wrote profusely both in Malayalam and English and his creative works were largely in Malayalam. His works include poems, short stories, plays and essays. He died on January 23 in 1989 in Guruvayur, Kerala. Raniyuda Patti, Basheerinte Punnaramooshikante Maniyirderukalum mattu kathakalum, Sarppam, Nee Manushyane kollaruth, Osyath, Chaithanum Manushyarum, Anweshanathinte arambham, Arivinte Phalangal, Communisathilninnum munnott etc are his major works.
K.Kunchunniraja was born in Nadathara in Trichur district of Kerala in 1920. He was a famous writer and scholar. He has worked as a teacher in various government colleges and then in 1951 joined Department of Sanskrit, Chennai University. He has served as honorary director of Adayar library, member of Cenral Film Censor Board and in the advisory council of Kendra Sahitya Academy. He knew more than five languages including Prakrit and German. He has to his credit 30 books and more than 150 articles in Malayalam and English. His major works are Londonil, Bhasha chinthakal, BhashaGaveshanam, Indian Theories of Meaning and Contribution of Kerala to Sanskrit Literature.
Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair
Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair, popularly known as Vaikom, was a poet, playwright, novelist, actor, orator, singer, artist, actvist and journalist. He was born in Vaikom, in Kottayam district of Kerala in 1920. He had been awarded by Kerala Sahithya Academyin 1980. He was chairman of Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy from 1978 to '81.Vaikkom has written more than 60 books.  he died on12 April 2005. His majer works in Malayalam are Kuttavum Shikshayum,  Alohari, Thanneerpanthal, Mississ Mayavathy, Nakhangal, Panchavankadu, Madhavikkutty, Smrithikavyam, Ashramam, Mamanka rathri, Jathugriham and Anubhavangale Nandi .
Krishnan Parappalli
Krishnan Parappalli was born in 1921 in Ramapuram near Pala in Kottayam. He is famous in Malayalam with his Poetry.  Kanneerum Punchiriyum, Yugasilppikal, Apsarassum Thrimoorthiyum, Ganamela, Krishnaleela, Bhavachhayakal, Yuganadam, Geethakasagaram etc are his works.
K.M.Daniel was born in Chengannur in Alappuzha district in Kerala, on 9 May 1920. He was a literary critic and scholar. He served for forty years as Lecturer and Professor in various colleges. He is one of the first few writers in Malayalam who tried to combine eastern and western literary theories in the study of Malayalam works. He died on July 18, 1998. His  works are Samgha Nadam Vimarsanaveedhi, Kaladarsanam, Vedaviharapatanangal, Vimarsanam-Sidhanthavum Prayogavum, Veenapoovu Kanmnpil and Navachakravalam Naliniyilum Mattumodu etc are his Dramas.
C.V.Vasudevabhattathiri, born in 1920, is a great scholar in malayalam language. He has served as a teacher and advocate. His major works are Nalla Malayalam, Keralapanineeyathiloode, Bhashasathram etc. He has translated Narayaneeyam, Subhashithathridasi, Dhwanyalokam and Bhagavathgeetha from Sanskrit into malayalam.
Anandakkuttan was a well known satirist and journalist in Malayalam. He born in 1920 and died in 2000. Chiriyum Punchiriyum, Chitha, Aradhana, Deepavali, Muthukal, Kadalasumanthri, Amruthanjanam etc are his major works.
Vettam Mani
Vettam Mani was born on 27 August 1921. He was an eminent scholar and writer. His most famous work is the Purāņic Encyclopedia which is a monumental and exhaustive study of Indian Puranas, epics and allied literature of Hinduism. The author himself referred to the book as a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Purāņic literature. His major publications are Purāņic Encyclopedia, English Gurunadan, Selected Malayalam Poems of 2000 Years.
P.T.Bhaskara Panicker
P.T.Bhaskara Panicker was a famous social activist and writer of Kerala. He was born on October 15, 1922 in Adakkaputhur in Palakkad district to K.M.V.Namppoothiri and Kavukkutty amma. He joined the Communist party and spent three years underground and in jail. He worked as teacher in various schools for two years. He has served as the secretary to the Minister for Education,  as a member of the Kerala Public Service Commission, Editor of the Viswavijnana kosam, President of Grandhasalasamgham. Panicker was one of the leaders of the science popularisation movement Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad, in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the founder editor of journals including Sasthra Keralam, Primary Teacher and Pusthaka Sameeksha, He was also the editor of encyclopedias like Jeevacharithra kosam for children, Science Encyclopedia for children, Balavijnana kosam, Sasthra Vijnana kosam, Dravida Vijnana kosam. He has written more than 100 books, mostly scientific and educational.His works are: Sasthra Parichayam, Sciencinte Kadhakal, Jeevante Kadha, Manushyan Enna Yanthram and Grahanthara Yathra.He died on December 30, 1997.
Kandanisseri Vattomparambil Velappan Ayyappan, (9 July 1923 – 2 June 2010), better known as Kovilan, was a Malayalam language novelist from Kerala state, South India. He was considered to be one of the most prolific writers of contemporary Indian Literature. He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 1972 and 1977 and the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in 1998. He was also a recipient of the Kerala state government's highest literary honour Ezhuthachan Puraskaram in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Malayalam literature. He had been a Fellow of the Sahitya Akademi since 2005. Thattakam, Janmantharanngal, Bharathan, Hhimaalayam, Thottanngal, Thaazhvarakal, Ezhamedangal, A minus B andThakarnna Hrdayanngal  are his famous novels. he has published many short stories and essays too.
G.Vivekanandan was born in 1923. He has served as the Cultural Officer in Kerala Public Service Department, as the Publicity Officer of Family Planning in All India Radio, as the Director of Public Relations.  He is well known in Malayalam as a great Novelist. Kallichellamma, Yakshipparambu, Ward No:7, Ammu etc are his major works.
O.M.Subrahmanyan Namboodirippad, Son of Vedic Scholar O.M.Neelakandhan Namboodirippad,  was a great poet in Malayalam, having pen name "Olappamanna". He was born on 10 January 1923 at Vellinezhi Olappamanna Mana in Palakkatt District. Olappamanna has served as the Chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam. He has received a lot of awards, private and Government. Truly speaking the house name "Olappamanna" known to almost Keralites is now only due to him. Nangemakkutty is one among his famous poems. Veena, Kalpana, Kulambadi, Kilungunna Kayyamam, Asareerikal, Ilathalam, Theethailam, Panchali, Olichipokunna Njan, Ehi Sundari, Kathakavithakal, Anamuth, Suphala, Dhukhamanu Sukaham, Nizhalana, Jalakappakshi, Nithyakalyani etc are his major works.
Prof.M.Krishnan Nair
Prof.M.Krishnan Nair was born in Thiruvananthapuram on 3 March 1923. His father was V.K. Madhavan Pillai and mother, L.Sarada Amma. He was an eminent Malayalam writer, literary critic and orator. He served as a lecturer of Malayalam Literature at various colleges in Kerala, before retiring as the Head of Malayalam Department, Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. He Was a voracious reader. Nair's weekly Malayalam column 'Sahithya Varaphalam', which is carried by leading weeklies, has been the most widely read column in the language for the last 35 years. His works include. He died on 23 February, 2006. His major works are Adhunika Malayala Kavitha, Vayanakkara, ningal jeevichirikkunno?, Panineer Puvinte Parimalampole, Sarathkala Deepthi, Oru Shabdathil oru Ragam, M.Krishnan Nayarute Prabhandhangal and Sahithyavaraphalam.
Thirunalloor Karunakaran
Thirunalloor Karunakaran October 8, 1924 – July 5, 2006) was a renowned poet, scholar, teacher and leftist intellectual of Kerala. He was born in the village of Perinad in Kollam district  to P.K.Padmanabhan and N.Lakshmy. .He published his first book-the Malayala translation of a poem by Oliver Goldsmith while in school. During student days he wrote several poems, lyrics and articles in periodicals. He served as a teacher in various govt:colleges and as a member of the Kerala Public Service Commission for 6 years. Later he worked as the editor of Janayugam, a weekly cultural magazine of the Communist Party of India. In 1973 he visited the Soviet Union as a member of the delegation of Indian writers who participated in the Afro-Asian Writers Conference held in Kazakhstan. He died on July 5, 2006. Samagamam, Manjuthullikal, Premam Madhuramanu Dheeravumanu, Soundaryathinte padayalkal, Rani, Rathri, Anthi Mayangumbol, Tashkent, Thirunalloor Karunakarante Kavithakal , Vayalar, Greeshma sandhyakal, Puthumazha, Meghasandesam, Omarghayyaminte Gadhakal, Gypsikal and AbhijnanaShakunthalam are his poetries and Malayalabhashaparinamam Sidhanthangalum Vasthuthakalum, Oru Mahayudhathinte Paryavasanamangle, Praacheena Bharathathile Bhouthikavaadam, Anusmaranangal are his proses.
P. Bhaskaran is a renowned lyrist, great poet and multifarious genius. Born on 21 April 1924. Through his poetry Vayalar Garjikkunnu, he depicted the historic revolution of Punnappra-Vayalar and become a notable writer and blessed poet. His touching poetic collection is Orkuka Vallappozhum (Remember Occasionally). P.Bhaskaran is a freedom fighter also. He participated in ‘Quit-India’ movement and imprisoned in his teen age. Later, he became follower of communist philosophy and contributed for its growth through his lyrics and other literary works. He was the Editor of Deshabhimani, and Jayakeralam journals. He was the Secretary, Sangeetha Nataka Academy and the Chairman, Kerala State Film Development Corporation. He directed a number of good Malayalam films. His film “Neelakuyil” won the first medal (silver) for Malayalam film. He has written lyrics for more than 100 films.
Parappurath (real name: K. E. Mathai) was a famous novelist and short story writer of Kerala. He was born on November 14, 1924 in Mavelikkara in Alappuzha district. After highschool education he joined the army in 1944 and served there for 21 years. Naturally most of his subjects and characters were from this background. He has functioned as the president of S.P.C.S, world's largest writers' publishing cooperative .He has won the Sahitya Academy award , M.P.Paul prize and Sahitya pravarthaka Sahakarana Samgham Award. There are 20 novels ,13 collections of stories and one play to his credit. Many of his novels have been made into films. He died on December 30, 1981. Chantha, Omana, Prayanam, Thenvarikka, Dharmasamkadam, Vazhiyambalam, Avasthanthaam, Aranazhikaneram, Nanmayude Pookkal, Adyakiranangal, Achante Kamuki, Pani Theeratha Veedu, Makane Ninakku vendi, Vilakkukal Vilangukal, Ivane Njan Ariyunnilla, Manassukondu Oru Madakkayathra, Ninamaninja Kalpadukal, Anweshichu;Kandethiyilla, Akasathile Paravakal and Marikkatha Ormakal are his novels. he has published about 15 books of short stories.
Nithya Chaithanya yathi
Nitya Chaitanya Yati was a philosopher, psychologist, author and poet. He was born Jayachandran Panicker, in the matriarchal compound of Vakayar in Kerala, as the first son to Vamakshi Amma and her husband, the poet Raghavan Panicker. He was a teacher, later he accepted Samnayasam and became a diciple of Nataraja Guru. Yathi's writings have made him one of the world’s leading exponents of Advaita Vedanta including how it dovetails with modern scientific discoveries. Nitya published over 120 books in Malayalam and more than 20 in English, as well as a number of articles on philosophy, psychology, social ethics and aesthetics. That Alone, the Core of Wisdom, Love and Blessings, Meditations on the Self, Psychology of Darsanamala, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, In the Stream of Consciousness, Saundarya Lahari, Bhagavad Gita and Living the Science of Harmonious Union are his selected books in English. Mouna mandahasam, Guruvum Sishyanum, Gurukuladhyana Manjusha, Imbam Dambathyathil, Nalini enna Kavyasilpam, Pranavathinte Manthrachaithanyam etc are some his manjor works in Malayalam.
Puthan Veetil Narayanan Nair, born on 26, October 1925 was a well known rationalist, literary critic and left wing political activist from Kerala. Pavanan served in the Indian Army of British India and worked as an Inspector in Co-operative Department in north Kerala, a journalist, sub-editor of Pourashakthi, staff-reporter with Deshabhimani, editor of navayugam, General Editor with Manorajyam group of publications, Director-in-Charge of Vishwa Vijnana Kosham, an Encyclopedia published by Government of Kerala. Pavanan was Assistant Secretary of Kerala Sahitya Academi between 1975-78 and its Member Secretary during 1978-84. He died in June 22, 2006. His major works are Keralam Engane Jeevikkunnu, Parichayam, Soviet Unionanil Krushchevinu Sesham, Mahakavi Kuttamath, Pavanante Thiranjedutha Prabhandangal, Adyakala Smaranakal, Sahitya Nirupanam, Yathra Vivaranam, Thathva Chintha, Yukthivadam, Jeevacharithra Smaranakal, Yukthi DarsanamBrahmananda Shivayogi, Matham, Marxism, Mathetharatwam in Malayalam and A journey through Moscow and Georgia, What happened in China and Budhist influence in Malayalam Literature in English.
Thoppil Bhasi
Thoppil Bhasi, born in Vallikunnam in 1925, a small village in Alappuzha district of Kerala, was a Malayalam playwright, screenwriter, and film director. He was associated with the communist movement in Kerala and his play Ningalenn Communistakki is considered to be a groundbreaking event in the history of Malayalam theatre, which resulted from a revolt by agricultural workers against a landlord. Bhasi had to write the play under the name, Soman. The drama helped KPAC to become a force to reckon with on Kerala’s theatrical arena.Later,he wrote scripts for 110 malayalam films starting from 'Mudiyanaya Puthran' in 1961.Ningalenne Communistakki, Thulabharam, Olivile Ormmakal etc are his sellected books.
Nileena Abraham
Nileena Abraham was born 27 July 1925 is a writer and translator from Kerala, India. She was born in Calcutta in West Bengal. After taking Masters degrees in Bengali language, Political Science and History she moved to Kerala and worked as a lecturer of Bengali at Maharaja's College Ernakulam. She has translated more than eight Bengali works into Malayalam and ten Malayalam works into Bengali. She has won the Sahitya Academy award for translation. Her major Malayala translations are Arogyaniketanm, Ezhu Chuvadu, Irumpazhikal(In 2 parts), Midhunalagnam, andAvan Varunnu etc.
Pattathuvila Karunakaran
Pattathuvila Karunakaran was a famous Malayalamshort story writer. He was born on 31 July 1925 in Quilon district in Kerala. 'Pattahthuvila' is his family name. His father was Kochukunju and mother Kochukunjali. Though unlike most of his peers in the literary field he shunned the media and seldom appeared in public forums, he was a close observer of the developments around him which is reflected in all his works. While many storywriters of his generation turned to writing novels he stuck to short stories. He died on June 5, 1988. His main works are Muni, Bourgeois Snehithan, Kanne Madanguka, Bali, Sathyanweshanam, Kadha-Pattathuvila, Nattellikalude Jeevitham, Pattathuvilayude Kadhakal and  Vimarsam (Prathikadhakal).
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, born 18 March 1926, popularly known as Akkitham, is a Malayalam poet. He was born in 1926 at Kumaranallur in Palakkad District, Kerala and lives there. He is a well known Malayalam poet, essayist, editor and a highly decorated literary personality among contemporary Malayalam writers. Fondly known as Akkitham, his literary works began to gain wide attention in the early 1950s. Among his works so far is a milestone poem that brought him the Sanjayan Award in 1952 titled Irupatham Noottandinte Ithihasam (Epic of the 20th Century), this poetic masterpiece of Akkitham is reckoned by many in the literary filed as the one that heralded modernism in Malayalam poetry. 45 collections of his poems, plays and short stories by him have been published. Another noted and award winning poetic work of Akkitham was Balidarsanam, which fetched him the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1973. Other noted poetic works of Akkitham included Arangettam, Nimisha Kshetram, Idinju Polinja Lokam, Amritaghatika, Akkithattinte Teranjedutta Kavitakal, and Kalikkottilil. Upanayanam and Samavarttanam are his noted essay works.
Kanam E J
Philip was born on 13 June 1926 as the son of Elavunkal Joseph in Kanam, a small village in Kottayam district of Kerala. He attended MHS Kangazha and passed Malayalam Higher. After schooling he joined military service. After the military service and joined CMS Middle School Kanam, as a teacher. Later he served as Malayalam Pandit in CMS schools of Mundakayam, Kumpalampoika, and Kottayam. Philip quit teaching and joined the popular Malayalam Weekly Malayala Manorama as a journalist. In 1967 he resigned from Malayala Manorama and started his own Malayalam Weekly called Manorajyam. He, known by his pen name Kanam EJ, was a Malayalam novelist, short story writer, and lyricist. Along with his contemporary, Muttathu Varkey, he was known for his stories written with the common man in mind. Kanam emerged as one of the popular writer of Malayalam fiction during 1960's and 70's.He mainly wrote social novels based on the Christian community of Kerala. He was a prolific writer and has written about 100 novels. Almost all of his novels were published in serial installments (Neendakatha) in Malayala Manorama Weekly.
P. K. Balakrishnan
Balakrishnan was born in 1926, to Panickasseri Kesavan and Mani in the small village of Edavanakkad in Eranakulam district. P. K. Balakrishnan was a Malayalam novelist, critic and historian. His multifaceted interests took him through politics, journalism, public speaking and creative writing. He was a patriot who gave up his studies for the freedom of the country.  to differences with the management. His journalistic career spread through the Malayalam dailies Kerala Kaumudi, Kerala Bhooshanam and Madhyamam Daily. His studies on Chandu Menon (the first widely accepted Malayali novelist), the art of poetry studied through Kumaran Asan (the doyen of Malayalam literature) Vyasa Bharath and Ezhuthachan (the father of Malayalam poetry) and the art of the novel are unparalleled works that enriched critical literature. Narayana Guru,Chandu Menon - Oru Padanam, Kavyakala Kumaranasaniloode, Ezhuthachante Kala -Chila Vyasa Bharatha Padhanangalum, Sidhiyum Sadhanayum (Gift of Genius and Nurturing) (1965) - a work on the craft of novel writing Balakrishnante Lekhanangal, Keraleeyatayum Mattum , Pluto Priyapetta Pluto, Ini Njan Urangatte , Tippu Sultan, Jaathivyavasthithium Keralacharithravum are his notable works.
Thayatt Sankaran
Thayatt Sankaran was born in Thayatt House at Pannyannoor in Thalassery on 6 August 1926, to Velluva Chanthu Nambiar and Lakshmi Amma. He has worked as teacher in high school and in various colleges. He was a political disciple of Kelappaji, but later he stood apart from Congress and joinned to communist party of India. He died on 23 march 1985.He was well known as an orator, literary critic and journalist.He has won Kerala sahithya Accadomy Award for his work Manasikamaya Adimatham. Anachadanam, Asan -Navothanathinte Kavi, Therenhedutha Prabandhangal, Hindu-Varnnam-Jathi, and Puthiya Paripreskhyam are his major works.
Kedamangalam Sadanandan
Kedamangalam Sadanandan, born in 1926 in Paravur in Kerala, was a Kadhaprasangam artist, film actor, screenwriter and lyricist. He has performed Kadhaprasangam in more than 15,000 stages, has written scripts for 12 films, lyrics for more than hundred films and has acted in about 40 films. Kedamangalam During his early years, he performed famous poems including Changampuzha's Vazhakkula and Ramanan. Ramanan alone was performed in 3,476 stages. Another one was Unniarcha, the Ezhava dame who humbled the repacious Jonaka gang with mastery over sword fight. He died on 13 April 2008.
Born at Cherthala village in Alappuzha district in the year 1927. He was jailed during the Emergency. Parameswaran worked as director of Deendayal Research Institute in New Delhi after coming out of prison. He also keeps his close association with Sri Ramakrishna Mutt and Advaita Ashram, Kalady. Parameswaran has won many awards and recognitions. In 2004, the Indian President conferred 'Padma Sri' upon him as recognition of his valuable contributions to the society. He has authored many books in Malayalam and English. "Beyond all isms to Humanism" is one of the famous works. His books on Maharishi Aurobindo ,Marx and Vicekananda ,Chatrapathi Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda's teachings are well acclaimed. He is a renowned thinker in Kerala. He is the director of Bharatiya Vichara Kendra and the president of Vivekanada Kendra, Kanyakumari. He is also known as Parameswarji
K.T.Muhammed (1927- 2008), popularly known as KT, was born in Manjeri in Malappuram district as the eldest son of a policeman and had very little formal educationwas a famous Malayalam playwright and screenwriter. He had scripted about 40 stage plays, including Idhu Bhumiyanu, considered to be his masterpiece. His plays celebrate the values of basic human dignity which transcend the barriers of religion or community. He had also written screenplay for about 20 films including Kandambacha Kottu, Thurakkatha Vathil, and Kadalpalam. KT was a recipient of Sangee Natak Akademi Award. He started Sangamam Theatre a professional drama troup which staged many of his famous plays both inside and outside the state. In 1971, he was nominated as the Chairman of Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy and in 1974 as Chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation. His Important works are Oorum Perum, Avar Theerumanikkunnu, Karavatta Pashu, Manushyan Karagruhathil , Ithu Bhoomiyanu, Kaffar, Acchanum Bappayum, Naalkkavala, Njan Pedikkunnu, Kainathikal, Pendulam, Kalithokku, Operation Theatre, Srishti, Sthithi, Samharam, Sakshatkaram, Samanwayam, Sanatanum, Sannaham, Vellapokkam, and Deepasthambam Mahashcharyam.
His real name is Narayanan Namboodiri. He born at Kakkad Illatm, at Avitanalloor in Kozhikode, Kerla in 1927, to Kakkad Narayanan Namboodiri and Devaki Antharjanam.. He was, no doubt, a schollar in Sanskrit and Greek literature. Experimenting with new forms and ideas, he often furrowed a lonely plough in the factious world of literature. Eventually, however, he came to be acknowledged as one who had led Malayalam poetry forward in the last century. He began life as a teacher, but he spent most of his life as a staff member of All India Radio, which at that time had on its rolls a glittering array of Malayalam writers. Kakkad penned his poems at a time when Kerala was undergoing social and political changes whose effects are still being felt. He was sensitive to the changes occurring around him. He has served as Programe Executive in All India Radio, Calicut until 1985. His major works includes Salabhageetham, 1963, Pathalathinte Muzhakkam, Vajrakundalam, Nadan Chinthukal, Pakalaruthikku Mumbu, Itha Asramamrugam kollu kollu..., and Saphalameeyathra. He paased away on 6th January, 2006.
Malayattoor Ramakrishnan
Born on May 30, 1927 at Palakkad. Malayattoor Ramakrishnan was a famous Novelist, eminent administrator, cartoonist and painter. He completed his studies from U.C.College, Aluva, University College, Thiruvananthapuram and Government Law Collge, Thiruvananthapuram. He started his career as an advocate and later worked as a Magistrate for a few months. He was selected to IAS in the year 1958 and held various positions in the bureaucratic hierarchy. In the year 1981 he voluntarily retired from service. He was the Chairman of Lalithakala Academy, Chief Editor of Janayugom Weekly, Editor of Prabhath Book House and Chairman of Vayalar Smaraka Trust. He won several awards for his novels including Sahithya Academi Award. Verukal, Dwandayudham, Anchucent, Yakshi, Ponni, Yanthram, Dr.Vezhambal, Nettoor Madam (Novels), IAS Dinangal (service story) are his main works. In addition to the above, he wrote a lot of short stories and satires, which have been compiled and published in 14 vols. He died on December 27, 1997.
Punaloor Balan
Punaloor Balan, was an Indian writer and a poet in Malayalam. He was born on 3 January 1927 in Punaloor, Kollam district, Kerala. From his student days he was associated with the Communist movement. Balan wrote lyrics and songs profusely for the cultural forums of the Communist Party and when the Kerala People's Arts Club (KPAC) staged its first play Ente Makananu Sari Balan penned the lyrics. He served the State Institute of Languages as a Research Officer. Kerala Sahitya Academy award was given to his collection Kottayile Pattu in 1975. Thudikkunna Thaalukal, Raaman Raaghavan, Kottayile Paattu, Mruthasanjeevani and Aram.
Rosy Thomas
Well known Malayalam writer Rosy Thomas was born on 21st February 1928 in Varappuzha. Rosy was the daughter of well-known critic M P Paul.   died at her residence near here today after a prolonged illness, family sources said. She was married by C J Thomas, the famous dramtist of Kerala. Her works include 'Jalaka Kazcha' (essays), 'Annie' a novel and Travelogue 'Americayil Oru Malayalee Pennu'. Her memoir on her husband 'Evan Ente Priya CJ' and her book on her father 'Urangunnu simham' (sleeping lion) were well received. She died on 16 December, 2009.
Kunjunni, popularly known as Kunjunni Mash, was a noted Indian Malayalam poet. Kunjunni was born in the village of Valapad in Thrissur to Njayapilly Illathu Neelakantan Moosath and Athiyarathu Narayani Amma, on May 10, 1927. Kunjunni started his career as a teacher at the Chelari school. He joined Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama High School in Kozhikode in 1953. He retired from teaching in 1982 but continued to live in the Ashrama which he had found to be most suitable for his un-ostentatious life and writings known for its simplicity, till he retired to his district for health reasons. He was known for writing small poems which appeared to be childlike in form, but conveyed a message. Kunjunni handled the column for children in the Mathrubhumi weekly under the pseudonym "Kuttettan". He initiated three or four generations of aspiring writers into writing. His major works include Oonu Thotturakkam Vare, Pazhamozhi Pathayam, Kunjunniyude Kavithal, Kadankathal, Vithum Muthum, Kutti Pencil, Namboodiri Phalithangal, Raashthriyam, Kuttikal Padunnu, Undanum Undiyum, Kutti Kavithakal, Kalikoppu, Pazhanchollukal, Pathinanchum Pathinanchum, Aksharathettu, Nonsense Kavithakal, Muthumani, Chakkarappava, Kadalippazham, Kalikkalam and Kunjunni Ramayanam. His autobiography, Enniloode, is noted for its candour, humour and simplicity. Kunjunni returned to his native village in 1987 and became involved in social and cultural activities in the Thrissur area until his death on 26 March , 2006.
M. Leelavathy
M. Leelavathy born on 16 September 1927, in Kottapadi near Guruvayur in Thrissur district. She  is a Malayalam writer, literary critic, and educationist. She taught at various colleges in Kerala before retiring as Principal from Government Brennen College, Thalassery. During her long literary career, she won several awards including Kendra Sahithya Academy Award and Kerala Sahithya Academy Award. Leelavathy is also a recipient of Padma Shri Award for her contribution to the Malayalam literature and education. She won Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, in 2010, for her outstanding critical works. Ms. Leelavathy, who broke new ground in Malayalam literary criticism through the method of incisive textual study, has to her credit several books and hundreds of articles.
Vayalar Rama Varma
Born on March 15, 1928. Vayalar Rama Varma was a modern poet and lyricist. He was a poet of proletariat and having revolutionary ideals. He wrote more than 2000 sweet and melodious lyrics for more than 200 Malayalam films. His poem Sargasangeetham won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award in 1961. He won the President’s gold medal for best lyrics in 1974. The Government of Kerala presented him the award for best lyricist for three times. Sargasangeetham, Mulankaadu, Padamudrakal, Aayisha, Oru Judas Janikkunnu are his important poetical collections. He died on October 27, 1975. His ollected songs named  Ente Chalachitragaanangal is in 6 parts.Raktham Kalarnna Mannu and Vettum Thiruthum are his collection of stories. He has written Essays named Purushaantharangaliloode. His collected works: Vayalar Krithikal and Vayalar Kavithakal.
Sukumar Azhikode
Born in May 26, 1928 at Kannur. Father: Vidwan P.Damodaran. Mother: K.T.Madhavi Amma. Sukumar Azhikode is an eminent philosopher, well-known literary critic, teacher, author, scholar in Sanskrit, English and Malayalam and above all a great orator with unequal eloquence. He was a teacher in various Colleges. He was the Principal of S.N.Training College Moothakunnan, near Ernakulam. While working as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Calicut, he retired from service in 1986. He was the Editor of the journals, Malayalam Harijan, Desamithram and Navayugam. He was the Chairman of National Book Trust of India from 1993 to 1996. He is the President of Navabharathavedi a socio-cultural organisation formed with an objective to propagate radical ideals. His speeches and discourses made him popular within the country and abroad. Thathwamasy is one of his prominent works, which is an authority on Indian philosophy, Vedas and Upanishads. Thathwamasi won 12 awards including the award of Kerala Sahithya Academy. Asante Seetha Kavyam, Sankara Kurup Vimarsikkapedunnu Mahakavi Ulloor, Ramananum Malayalakavithayum, Vayanayude Swargattil, Mahatmavinte Margam, , Tatvavum Manushyanum, Purogamanasahityavum Mattum, Malayala Sahityavimarsanam, Malayala Sahitya PadanangalGuruvinte Dukham, Aakasam Nashtapetunna India are his other important works.
Dr.A.M.Anujan was born in 1928, at Vellinezhi Olappamanna Mana in Palakkatt. he is a retired person from Delhi University. He has contributed to Malayalam literature by his books of poems and articles. He is recognized also as a well versed Kathakali Scholar. He is the last son of O.M.Neelakandhan Namboodiri Pad. Chilluvathil, Mukulam, Malayalichi, Ramayum Madhuvum Rajaavum, Chirakati, Agatha Neelimakal, Vysakham, Nagarasilpikal, Srushti are his major works.
C.N.Sreekantan Nair
C. N. Sreekantan Nair (1928–1976) was a Malayalam playwright. He is probabily best known for his Ramayana trilogy -Kanchana Sita, Saketham and Lankalakshmi - based on the epic Ramayana. Poet and scholar Ayyappa Panicker had observed that Lankalakshmi brought out the playwright in Sreekantan Nair, while Saketham and Kanchana Sita highlighted the poet and the philosopher in the playwright. He received the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1962 for Kanchana Sita. It was later adapted into a film with same name by G. Aravindan. His another major work was Nashtakkachavadam which won the M. P. Paul prize. He has also written some short stories. His majer other works are Aa Kani Thinnaruth, Aettile Pashu, Madhuvidhu, Sindoorappottu, Thilakkunna Ponnu, Pichippoo andPuliyilakkara Neryath.
Karimpumannil Mathai George, popularly known as Dr. K. M. George, is an eminent Malayalam writer and educator. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1988 and Padma Bhushan in 2001. Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology: His selected works are Surveys and poemsWestern Influence on Malayalam Language and Literature, Comparative Indian Literature, Kēraḷa Sāhitya Akkādami, A survey of Malayalam literature and A. R. Rajaraja Varma.
Vilasini was born in 1928. Vilasini is the pseudonym of M.Kuttikrishna Menon (M.K.Menon), who wrote beautiful novels in Malayalam. He was also a teacher and journalist. His novel Avakashikal, published in 1980, is the largest one ever written in Malayalam and perhaps, in Indian languages. His other important works are Niramulla Nizhalukal, Inangattha Kannikal, Oonjaal, Chundeli and Yaathraamukham
Madathil Vasudevan, known as M. V. Devan) born on January 15, 1928, Panniyannur village in Thalassery in northern Kerala. He is a painter, sculptor, writer, and orator. After completing high school in 1946, he left for Madras to study painting. He learned the basics of painting at the Chennai Govt School of Arts and Crafts. He has worked as staff artist at the Mathrubhumi daily from 1952 to 1961 and as art consultant in the 'Southern Languages Book Trust' from 1961 to 1962. The Collection of Critical Essays Devaspandanam is his Magnum Opus.
Kavalam Narayana Panicker
Kavalam Narayana Panicker was born on 28th April 1928 in the village of Kavalam, into an ancient family from Kuttanad in Alappuzha. He is an Indian dramatist, theatre director and poet. He has written over 26 Malayalam plays, many adapted from classical Sanskrit drama and Shakespeare, notably Madhyamavyayogam, Kalidasa's Vikramorvasiyam, Shakuntalam, Karnabharam, Bhasa's Uru Bhangam, Swapnavasavadattam and Dootavakyam. He is the founder-director of theatre troupe, Sopanam, which led to the foundation of 'Bhashabharati: Centre for Performing Arts, Training and Research, in Trivandrum. He was awarded the 1983 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Direction by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, which gave him its highest award for lifetime achievement the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2002.The Right to rule (Kōyma) ; and, The domain of the sun (Sūryasthāna), Folklore of Kerala, Karimkutty are his major works.
N. P. Mohammed, born 1 July 1929, popularly known by his initials N.P., was a well known Malayalam novelist and short story writer. He, along with his contemporaries like M. T. Vasudevan Nair, O. V. Vijayan, Kakkanadan, and Kamala Das ushered in a modernist movement in Malayalam fiction in the late 1950s. During his long literary career NP served as the President of Kerala Sahitya Akademi. His novel Daivathinte Kannu won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award, in 1993. He passed away on 3 January 2003.
Prof.A.P.P.Namboodiri was born in  1929 at Avidanalloor near Koyilandy in Kozhikode District. His full name is Ambalaputthoorillath Parameswaran Namboodiri. He was Malayalam Professer In Farookh college, kozhikode. He has done many criticisms and studies about malayalam dramas. Nadakathilekkoru Nadappatha, Kavithayilekkoru kaithiri, Bharatheeyasahithyam, and Sahithyacharithram are his well known works. He has written many poems too.
Prof.M.R.Chandrasekharan born in Trichur in 1929. Niroopakante Rajyabharam, Nam Jeevikkunna Ee Lokam, Uzhuthumaricha Puthumannu are his eminent  literary criticisms. Mattivecha Thalakal is a famous work of Chandrasekharan, a transaltion of a novel of German writer Thomasman.
Prof.M.K.Sanu, born in 1929, is an eminent critic in Malayalam. He served as a college teacher and as a Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly. His works are alomost Biogrphies. Changambuzha Krishna Pilla-Nakshathrangalude Snehabhajanam, Sree Narayanaguruswami, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Asthamikkatha Velicham, Thazhvarayila Sandhya, Mruthyunjayam Kavyajeevitham etc are his eminent works in Malayalam.
His full name is Ootupulackal Velukkuty Vijayan. He born in Palakkad on July 2, 1930. He was an Indian author and cartoonist, who was an important figure in modern Malayalam literature. Vijayan wrote his first short story, "Tell Father Gonsalves", in 1953. He went on to write five novels and translated a significant portion of his own work into English. Best known for his first novel Khasakkinte Itihasam. He brought about a sea-change in Malayalam literature with this novel: Vijayan has six novels, nine short-story collections, and nine collections of essays, memoirs and reflections. Dharmapuranam, Gurusaagaram, Madhuram Gayathi, Pravachakante Vazhi, Thalamurakal are famous novels. He has won Odakkuzhal Award and Muttathu Varkey Award for Khasakinte Itihasam, Vayalar Award, State and Central Academy awards of Gurusagaram, Ezhuthachan Award and Padma Bhushan. O.V.Vijayan was almost certainly India's foremost fabulist in the recent past, An extraordinary writer with enormous range! He passed away on March 30, 2005
Dr.K.Ayyappa Paniker
Dr.K.Ayyappa Paniker was one of the pioneers of modernism in Malayalam poetry. He, born on September 12, 1930, was an influential Malayalam poet, literary critic, and an academic and a scholar in modern and post-modern literary theories as well as ancient Indian aesthetics and literary traditions. Ayyappa Paniker has come to be regarded as an icon of modernist culture and thinking. He taught in various colleges and universities before retiring as the Director, Institute of English, University of Kerala. He published over 25 works, translated several important work to Malayama, including Guru Granth Sahib and a book in French. He was the chief editor of the Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literary Encyclopaedia. He died on 23rd,  August, 2006. Some of his works are Ayyappapanikkarude Krithikal,Indian Narratology, Agnipujayum Mattu Pradana Kavithakalum, Chintha, Ayyappapanikerute Krithikal (5Vols), Viswasahithyanglilute(2Vols) and several essays.
M.N.Vijayan is also known as Vijayan Mash. He born on 8 June 1930 in Lokamaleshwaram. Vijayan Mash was an Indian writer, orator and academic. His death on 3 October 2007 was a great loss to the malayalam language and literature.He has been served as a college teacher  from 1952, until his retirement in 1985. Most of Vijayan's publications are compilations of his speeches. He is considered to be a powerful orator. He used psychology, Marxism and social science as tools to analyse life and literature.He was a pioneer of the use of psychological criticism in Malayalam Literature, and influenced contemporary Kerala culture. Vijayan's works were nominated on several occasions for literary awards, but in keeping with a general aversion to institutionalism, he rejected any state-sponsored awards that he won. All His works are famous and eminent. Chithayile Velicham, M.N. Vijayante Prabhashanangal, Varnangalude Sangeetham, Kavithayum Manashastravum, Sheersasanam, Kazhchappadu, Vaakkum Manassum, Puthiya Varthamanangal, Noothana Lokangal, Fascisathinte Manashasthram, Marubhumikal Pookkumbol, Samskaravum Swathanthriavum, Adhikaram- Anuragam- Athmarahasyangal, Fascism- Prathyaya Shasthram-Prayogam- Pradhirodham etc are some of his books.
Rajalakshmi was born in June 2, 1930 at Cherpulassery, Palakkad, her father was Marath Achutha Menon and mother was Kutty Malu Amma. Rajalekshmi was a blessed writer who contributed much to the poetry, short story and novel fields. Her stories reflected the miseries and despairs experienced by women of the society. She won award of Sahithya Academy for her very first novel, Oru vazhiyum kure nizhalukalum. Njanenna Bhavam is her another famous novel. Her last days were really painful. She committed suicide on 18 January 1965.
Attoor Ravi Varma
Attoor Ravi Varma was born on 27 December 1930, in a small village called Attoor, in the Thrissur District of Kerala. He is one of the pioneers of modern Malayalam poetry who has won the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award for his contributions to literary world.  Currently he lives in Thrissur with his family. His poetries are Kavitha,  Attoor Ravi Varmayude Kavithakal (1957–1994), Attoor Ravi Varmayude Kavithakal (1995–2003). His translations from Tamil to Malayalam areJ. J. Chila Kurippukal (Sundara Ramaswami, Novel), Oru Pulimarathinte Katha (Sundara Ramaswami, Novel), Nale Mattoru Nal Mathram (G.Nagarajan, Novel), Randaam yaamangalute katha (Selma, Novel), Puthunaanooru (Poems of 59 Modern poets) and Bhakti kavyam (Translation of Nayanars and Azhvars).He has won many Awards and honours. Poetry award of Kerala Sahitya Academy, Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for Poetry, Asan prize for poetry by Asan Samithy Chennai, P,Kunhi raman nair award for poetry, Translation prize by Keralasahitya Academy, Translation prize by Kendra sahitya Akademi, Premji award and E.K.Divakaran potti award are some of them.
Vadakke Koottala Narayan Nair, popularly known as VKN in Malayalam, is an eminent author whose sense of humour is second to none. He has paved a unique humour technique in Malayalam literature. With the efficient strategy of language manipulation, he revealed a different world before the readers. He ridiculed the hyphocracies of the world through his writings and makes to laugh and think. The main element found in his works is satire of the highest form. He used humour, irony, satire, parody, mockery and everything that he deemed fit in his works.VKN's entry into Malayalam literature was in 1950s. In 1960s VKN came to prominence as a writer. He was a Delhi based journalist from where he caught his hero, “Payyan”, who appeared in almost all his major works. VKN's important works are Pithamahan Arohanam, Adhikaram, Payyankadhaka , Sir Chathu, Kaavi, Chathans, and Chitrakeralam. He died in 2004.
M.Achuthan is an eminent critic of Kerala who wrote the history of Short Stories in Malayalam. He, the son-in-low of the great poet G.Sankara Kurup, was born in 1930 in Trichur District. He was a college professer. His Book named Cherukatha-Innale, Innu describes the complete history and evolution took place in Malayalam literature. Another book of him named Paschathya Sahithyadarsanam desribes the literary ideas of western writers. Vivechanam, Samanwayam, Kavithayum Kalavum are his other major works.
T.Padmanabhan,born in 1931, is an accomplished author and short story writer. He has written a number of short stories, which have a special beauty and attractiveness. He was the Estate Manager of the FACT, Cochin. His important works are Prakaasam parathunna penkutti, Oru kathakrithu kurisil, Makhan Singhinte Maranam, T. Padmanabhante Theranjetutha kathakal, Saakshi, Harison Sayvinte Naaya, Veetu Nashtappetta Kutti Gouri etc.
O.N.V.Kurup was born to O. N. Krishna Kurup and K. Lakshmikutty Amma, on May 27, 1931 at Chavara, Kollam in Kerala. Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup, popularly known as O.N.V. Kurup or simply O.N.V, is a Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala, who won Jnanpith Award in 2007,the highest literary award in India for the year 2007. He is considered one of the finest living lyrical poets in India. O. N. V. Kurup is also a lyricist in Malayalam Films. He received the awards Padma Shri in 1998 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011, the fourth and second highest civilian honours from the Government of India. In 2007 he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate by University of Trivandrum. According to a statement by Bharatiya Jnanpith, the trust which presents the award, Kurup began his career as a "progressive writer and matured into a humanist though he never gave up his commitment to socialist ideology". Daahikunna Paanapaathram, Marubhumi, Mayilpeeli, Agni Shalabhangal, Aksharam, Karutha Pakshiyude Paattu, Uppu,  Bhumikku Oru Charama Geetham, Shaarngka Pakshikal, Thonnyaksharangal, Ujjayini, Bhairavante Thudi, Valappottukal are some of his famous Poetries. He is also a good Essayist in Malayalam.
C. V. Sreeraman was a gifted Short Story writer and novelist in Malayalam who born in February 7,1931. He was the Vice-Chairman of Kerala Sahitya Akademi. C.V. Sreeraman’s stories stand foremost core to the theme, as exemplified by his Anayasena Maranam, Railway Palangal. He has won the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1999 for his collection of short stories Sreeramante Kadhakal. His short stories Vaastuhara and Chidambaram were converted into award winning movies by noted Malayalam film director Aravindan. He died on October 10, 2007 at his home at Kongunoor near Kunnamkulam.
M.N.Paloor is the short form of Madhvan Nambbodiri, a famous poet in Malayalam. He was born on 22 June 1932 in paravoor near Ernakulam.He was an emplyee in Indian Airlines for a long period. Paloor has got Kerala Sahithya Acadamy Award for his work Kalikalam. Pedithondan, Theerthayathra, Bhangiyum Abhangiyum, Sangamasangeetham, Sarggadhara, Pachamanga etc are his other eminent works.
M.T.Vasudevan Nair
M.T.Vasudevan Nair, born on 15 July 1934, is a versatile novelist of Malayalam and Jnanapeeth laureate. He wrote stories while he was a student and won first place in all Kerala level short story writing contest conducted by the Mathrubhoomi weekly. He has written many novels and short stories. He won many awards like Sahithya Academy Award, Vayalar Award. He produced and directed a number of films in Malayalam. His film“Nirmalyam” won President’s Gold Medal. He was the Editor of Mathrubhum weekly. He is the visiting Professor of Pune Film Institute. Government of India awarded Padmabhooshan to him in 2005. He was also awarded Vallathol Sahithya Puraskaran for his comprehensive contributions in the field of literature. Important works: Nalukettu, Murappennu, Asuravithu, Kaalam, Randamoozham, Manju etc.
Sugatha Kumari
Sugathakumari is the dauorn in January 1934. Father: Bhodeswaran. Mother:Karthyani Amma. Sugatha Kumari is a fighter for the cause of women. She stood to uphold the rights and privileges of the suffering of people. She is shining star of modern Malayalam poetry. She enriched it by making her own valuable contributions. She portrayed the ending suffering of people through her poetries and made it bold, sweet and melodious. She is an ardent social worker and eminent environmentalist also. She was the Chairperson, Women’s Commission. She is the Editor of‘Thaliru’, children’s journal. She won Odakkuzhl Award and Vayalar Award. He important works are Ambalamanikal, Paathirapookal, Swapnabhoomi, Muthuchippy, Raathrimazha.
V.K.Madhavan Kutty
V. K. Madhavan Kutty (1934-2005) was an eminent journalist from the state of Kerala, India. He was long associated with the Mathrubhumi newspaper, a Malayalam daily based out of Kozhikode. He was stationed at New Delhi as Chief of Bureau for most of his career. He was well known among the journalism circles in the Capital owing to his astute professionalism and efficiency. He retired as the editor of Mathrubhumi after serving 40 years for the same. He was also one of the founding directors of the Malayalam satellite channel Asianet.  Apart from many in-depth articles, V.K.Madhavankutty has also authored several Malayalam & English novels. Some of his works are Asrikaram, Ormakalute Virunnu, Orttucollan: Malayalattinte Priyappetta Kavyasakalannal, Oru Malayali Patrapravarttakante ormmakkurippukal, The Unspoken Curse, The Village before Time etc.
Madhavan Ayyappath
Madhavan Ayyappath is one of pioneers of modern Malayalam poetry. He was born on 24 April 1934 in Kunnamkulam of Trissur district. He won Kerala Sahithya Acadamy Award for his work Kilimozhikal. Jeevacharithrakkurippukal, Kilimozhikal, Maniyarakkavithakal etc are his notable works. He has translated the book Dharmmapadham into Malayalam.
Kamala Suraiyya
Kamala Das is known as Madhavikkutty and Kamala Suraiyya. She was born in Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District, on March 31, 1934, to V. M. Nair and Nalappatt Balamani Amma, a renowned Malayali poetess. Her love of poetry began at an early age through the influence of her great uncle, Nalappatt Narayana Menon, a prominent writer. She started writing and publishing both in English and in Malayalam. Calcutta in the 1960s was a tumultous time for the arts, and Kamala Das was one of the many voices that came up and started appearing in cult anthologies along with a generation of Indian English poets. She was noted for her many Malayalam short stories as well as many poems written in English. Das was also a syndicated columnist. She embraced Islam in 1999 at the age of 65 and assumed the name Kamala Surayya.  Pakshiyude Manal, Naricheerukal Parakkumbol,ThanuppuBalyakala Smaranakal, Varshangalkku Mumbu, Palayan, Neypayasam, Dayarikkurippukal, Neermathalam Pootha Kalam, Chekkerunna Pakshikal , Nashtapetta Neelambari , Chandana Marangal, Madhavikkuttiyude Unmakkadhakal, Vandikkalakal are his major Malayalam works. Her works in English are The Sirens (Asian Poetry Prize winner), Summer in Calcutta, The Descendants, The Old Playhouse and Other Poems, My Story, Alphabet of Lust, The Anamalai Poems, Padmavati the Harlot and Other Stories, Only the Soul Knows How to Sing, Yaa Allah and Tonight.
Leela Nambudiripad under the pen name of Sumangala, is a popular author of children's literature in Malayalam. She was born on 16 May 1934 as the daughter of eminent Sanskrit scholars O M C Narayanan Nambudiripad and Uma Antharjanam in Vellinezhi in Palakkad District. Sumangala has been a prolific writer of books for children over the past 40 years. She has penned 37 books of which 23 are for children. Her most celebrated works include Mithayippoti, Neypaayasam, Manchaatikkuru, Kurinjiyum Koottukaarum, Ee Kattha Kettittundo, Nadodi Cholkathakal, Rahasyam and Kudamanikal, the malayalam translation of Valmiki Ramayanam and Pacha Malayala Nikhandu. Sumangala is the recipient of many awards including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best work in children's literature (in 1979) and the Bala Sahitya Institute award for Lifelong contribution towards children's literature (in 1999).
Yusuf Ali Kecheri
Yusuf Ali Kecheri was born in the year of 1934, at Kecheri in Trichur District. Though he is an adovoacte by profession, he is a well known poet, lyricist and film directer of Kerala. He is the former president of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Professor K. P. Narayana Pisharody, the eldest scholar, was Yousuf Ali's Sanskrit teacher. He has written lines for gazels and many malayalam films. All his poems are highly attrctive with its contents and style. His poems consist of a merged culture of Hinduism and Islam. Yousuf Ali has been awarded by Kerala Sahithya Accademy and Asianet Film Awards for the Best Lyricist Award(Deepasthambam mahashcharyam). His main poetries are Ayiram navulla mounam, Anchu kanyakakal, Kecherippuzha, Aalila, Saynaba and Ormmakku thalolikkan.
George Varghese Kakkanadan, born in 1935, commonly known as Kakkanadan, is a Malayalam language short story writer and novelist. He is often credited with laying the foundation of modernism in Malayalam literature. He is a recipient of Kendra Sahithya Academy Award.  Kakkanadan started his professional career as a school teacher. He quit the job to join Southern Railway as an officer and later shifted to Ministry of Indian Railways. He went to Germany to pursue research in physics but abandoned midway. His major works are Ushnamekhala, Vasoori, Japana Pukayila, Kakkanadante Priyakathakal and Saakshi. He has won Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (2005), Balamaniamma Award (2008), Padma Prabha Award (2002),  Muttathy Varkey Award and Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam Sahithya Award (2009).
U.A.Khader was born in 1935 in Burma. But he returned to India at the age of seven. and grew as a Malayalee at father’s native place in Koyilandi. His important works are Oru Mappila Penninte Lokam, Vallooramma, Rasiya Sulthana, Chengol, Changala, Anuyayi, Sarpa Santhathi, Pavanmattu, Thrukkottor peruma etc. He received many awards and honours like Kerala Sahitya Akadami Award, 1983 for Trukkottur Peruma (story), S.K. Pottekkad Award, 1993 for Katyha Pole Jeevitham (travelogue),  Abudabi Shakti Award 1993 for Oru Pidi vattu (novel) and C. H. Muhammed Koya Award, in 1999 for Kalimuttam.
M.P.Veerendra Kumar
M.P.Veerendra Kumar, born on July 22- 1936, is a celebrated author, renowned thinker, outstanding orator and popular political leader. He is a prominent figure in the social, political, cultural and literary fields. He is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Mathrubhoomi publications. Samanvayathinte Vasantham, Buddhante Chiri, Gattum Kaanaacharadum, Raamante Dukham, Aatmaavilekku Oru Theerthayatra are some of his famous works.
Veloor Krishnan Kutty
Veloor Krishnankutty, or Veloor Krishnan Kutty, born on 5 July 1936, was a popular satirist of Kerala. He wrote more than 159 books in Malayalam. The essence of his works is severe social criticism mixed up with humour. He was born in Velur in the state's south-central district of Kottayam, where he died on 22 August 2003. Starting his career as a journalist on n he went on to become the Editor of Deepika weekly. His books Panchavadi Palam, Ambili Ammavan and Masappady Mathupillai were made into films. His famous book Vela Manasilirikkatte won him the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award in 1974. Besides, he had won the E V Krishna Pillai memorial Janma Satabdi award and K Karunakaran memorial Seva Sangham award.
Karthikayil Padmanabhan Appan, better known as K. P. Appan, was a renowned literary critic in Malayalam. He was born in 1936 at Alappuzha, Kerala, Appan worked as a Professor of Malayalam literature at S N College, Kollam, Kerala. In 2008, K. P. Appan won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award for his collection of essays in Malayalam, Madhuram Ninte Jeevitham. The award was announced after his death on December 14, 2008. His works are Kshobhikkunnavarude Suvisesham, Kalahavum Viswasavum, Malayala Bhavana: Mullyangalum Sangharshangalum, Varakalum Varnangalum, Bible: Velichathinte Kavacham, Kalapam, Vivadam, Vilayiruthal, Samayapravahavum Sahithyakalayum, Katha: Akhyanavum Anubhava Sathayum, Utharadhunikatha: Varthamanavum Vamsavaliyum, Innalekalile Anveshanaparishodanakal, Vivekashaliyaya Vayanakkara, Rogavum Sahithyabhavanayum, Charithrathe Aghadahamakkiya Guru, Swargam theernnu pokunnu narakam nilanilkunnu, Thiraskaram, Marunna Malayalam Novel, Penayude Samaramukhangal, Maduram Ninte jeevitham, Abhimuka Sambhashanakaland Charithrathe Ningalkoppam Kootuka
Anand (P. Sachidanandan)
P. Sachidanandan (born 1936), who uses the pseudonym Anand is an Indian writer. Anand writes primarily in Malayalam. He is one of the noted living intellectuals in India. His works are noted for their philosophical flavor, historical context and their humanism. Alkkoottam, Maranacertificate, UtharayanamAbhayarthikal, Marubhoomikal Undakunnathu, Govardhante Yaathrakal, Vyaasanum Vighneswaranum etc are his famous novelsVeedum Thadavum and Jaivamanushyan won the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award. Marubhoomikal Undakunnathu won the Vayalar Award. He did not accept the Yashpal Award for Aalkkootam and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Abhayarthikal.
Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
“Poetry is something that should create tranquillity in human mind and thereby lead one to ‘Karma’. Anything that evokes mental tumult and agony is not poetry,” says Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri, the famous poet and figure in Malayalam literature. He born in Seeravally Illam, a renowned Namboodiri family of Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta District. He was an English professor at many colleges and was also worked in the State Institute of Languages. More than his reputation as a professor of English, Vishnu Namboodiri is much better known for his enormous contributions to Malayalam literature as a poet par excellence. He is the recipient of several awards for his poetry, which include the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Academy Award in 1979, Kendra Sahitya Academy award in 1994, Odakkuzhal Award in 1983, Asan Prize in 1996, Changampuzha Award in 1989, and Ulloor award in 1992. Some of the most acclaimed poems of Vishnu are Swathanthiriathekurichoru Geetham, Bhoomi Geethangal, India Enna Vikaram, Mukham Evide, Aparajitha, Athirthiyilekkoru Yathra, Aranyakam, that inimitable collection of romantic verses Pranaya geethangal and Parikramam, Ujjainiyile Rappakalukal and Sreevally.He taught in various colleges and universities before retiring as the Director, Institute of English, University of Kerala. He published over 25 works, translated several important work to Malayama, including Guru Granth Sahib and a book in French. He was the chief editor of the Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literary Encyclopaedia. He died on 23rd,  August, 2006.
Perumbadavam Sreedharan
Perumbadavam Sreedharan is a prolific Malayalam author from Kerala. He has written several novels and short stories. He was born in the village of Perumpadavom, in Muvattupuzha, Ernakula district of Kerala on 12 February 1938. One of his most famous and critically acclaimed novels is Oru Sankeerthanam Pole (1993) for which he won the Vayalar Award in 1996. In 2006, he was awarded the Malayattoor Award for his novel, Narayanam. Perumpadavom started his literary career by writing poetry. He later shifted to short stories and novels. Perumbadavam has also authored scripts for 12 malayalam films and has won Kerala State Film Award for Sooryadanam (1989). Sreedharan has been noted for his connection with the Russian language and is recognized by some as a doyen of Malayam literature. His major works are Abhayam, Ayilyam, Ashtapathi, Anthiveyilile Ponnu, Kaalvariyilekku Veendum, Pinneyum Pookkunna Kadu, Greeshmajwalakal , Ottachilambu, Meghachaya, Ezhamvaathil, Ninte Koodarathinarike, Venanil Pookunna Maram, Iruttil Parakkunna Pakshi, Kripanidiyude KottaramIlathumbukalile Mazha, Dhoorangal Kadannu, Ente Hrudayathinte Udama, Oru Sankeerthanam Pole, Vaalmunayil Vachacha Manassu, Narayaneeyam, Pradakshina Vazhi and Kadal Pole Kadal.
P.Valsala ,born 4 April 1938, is a Malayalam novelist, short story writer and social activist from Kerala. She was a teacher and retired as Head Mistress in Kozhikode. Most of Valsal's works bring out the life and condition of Adivasi life in Wayanad. She a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Nizhalurangunna Vazhikal. Valsala is currently living at Vellimadukunnu in Kozhikode. Her famous novels are Thakarcha, Nellu, Agnayam, Nizhaluragunna Vazhikal, Arakkillam, Venal, Kanal, Nambarukal, Palayam, Kooman Kolly, Gauthaman, Aarum marikuunnilla, Chaver, Rose merreyude Aakasangal, Vilaapam, Aadhijalam and Melppalam.
Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan
M. R. Ramakrishna Panikkar, popularly known as Kadammanitta or Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan, was born on March 22, 1935 in Kadammanitta province of Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. Ramakrishnan was born to Meletharayil Raman Nair and Kuttiyamma. His childhood experiences, especially the Patayani songs, imparted strong influence in his literary work. With his powerful and mind provoking poems he became one of the rebellious voices in modern Malayalam literature. More than anything, it was his style of reciting his own poems in a powerful and efficient manner that made him darling of many progressives. He was awarded the Kerala Sahithya Academy award in 1982. He died on March 31, 2008. There are more than 75 books to his credit. His noted works are Kurathi, Kadinjool Pottan, Misrathalam, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddhalam Kottunnu, Kadammanittayude Kavithakal, Vellivelicham, Sooryasila and Shantha.
M.P.Narayana Pillai
M.P.Narayana Pillai, born on 22 November, 1939 in the village of Pulluvazhyi near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, was a journalist and prolific short story writer in Malayalam. His also wrote a novel Parinamam that won the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award in 1992. However, he declined the award. His work Yathrakkidayil was considered to be a classic in Malayalam short stories.He died on 19 May 1998. His works are 56 Sathragal, Parinaamam, M.P. Narayana Pillayude KathakalHanuman SevaAvasanatte Patturupa Nott , Vayanakkare Poovittu ThozhanamUrulakkupperi, Innale Kakka Vanno? Pinddum Kotthiyo, Aaram Kannu, MadhyaPuranam, Pidakkozhi Koovan Thudangiyal, Velipadukal, Vengayayugam, Murugan Enna Pambatty, Anthikkoottu, Kazhchakal Sabdhangal, Vivadam and Moonnamkannu.
Pattam G Ramachandran Nair
Pattam G Ramachandran Nair was born in 1939 to K.M.Govinda Pillai and J.Pankajakshy Amma. Pattom Ramachandran Nair is a renowned historian and well-known literature. He is the author of Nair Samudayathinte Ithihasam, an authoritative reference book about the Nair community of Kerala. He is the founding President of Nairs Academy of Information Research & Services (N.A.I.R.S.). He is one among the founding Directors of Navadhara Publishing Society. Presently he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cultural Publications of the Government of Kerala. He won several awards for his outstanding works including Vallathol Sahithya Samithy award. His important works are Nair Samudayathinte Ithihasam, Thiruvanthapurathinte Ithihasam, Asan-Ulloor-Vallathol, Paul-Marar-Mundassery, Pattom Muthal Nayanar Vare etc.
D.Vinayachandran is a well-known poet of Kerala. He is one of the proponents of modern style of prose in Malayalam poetry. He worked as a Malayalam professor in various colleges for more than thirty years. Now he is retired and spends most of his time for literary works. He has won  Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram and Kerala Sahithya Academy award. Edasseriyude Thiranjedutha Kavithakal, Narakam Oru Premakatha etc are his works. 
C.Radhakrishnan is an illustrious novelist, well-known scientist, eminent journalist and a publisher, Born on February 15, 1939. Father: Madhavan Nair.PM. Mother: Janaky Amma.C. He was the editor of Science Today, Assistant Editor of Link and Patriot, editor of Bhashaposhini. He served as a member in the Film Award Committee constituted by the Government of Kerala and in the Director Board of Kerala State Film Development Corporation. Radhakrishnan has written 38 novels, 9 collections of short stories, 4 dramas and 2 collections of poems, so far. He established a publishing company also. Agni, Amritham, Brihatharanyakam, Ellam Maykkuna Kadal, Iniyoru Nirakanchiri, Ivide Ellavarkum Sukham, Kaivazhikal, Kalikalavasthakal, Kalippattangal, Kanalthullikal, Kangalikal, Karal Pilarum Kalam, Kurekkoodi, Madangivarathavar, Maranashiksha, Marichika, Munpe Parakkuna Pakshikal, Nizhalppadukal, Oodum Pavum, Ottayadippathakal, Pin Nilavu, Poojyam, Pullippulikalum Vellinakshathrangalum, Puzha Muthal Puzha Vare, Spandhamapinikale Nandi, Theekadal Kadanhu Thirumadhuram, Ullil Ullathu, Ulppirivukal, Verpadukalude Viralpadugal, Verukal Padarunna Vazhikal, Veshangal, Yudham are some of his novels.Aakashathil Oru Vidavu, Avilpothi, Kudiyozhikkal, Ghoshayathra, Karadi,Thachanar Therenjedutha Cherukathakal, Unarum Vare, are his collection of short stories.Dweepu, Ithikkannikal, Nayattu, Valiya Lokangal are his dramas. Otayan Alarunnu, Sdarshanam are his poems.
Chathanath Achuthanunni
Chathanath Achuthanunni, a great schollar and well known poet, was born in 1939. He was the Head of the Department of Malayalam in Calicut University. He has written many poems. Varthamanapusthakathinu Oru Avatharika, Bhasha Oru Padanam, Manipravalarathnangal, Devanampriya etc are his major works.
Prof.K.P.Sankaran is a well known critic in Malayalam. He was born in 1939, at Painkulam in trichu district. He was a college professor in Mysore. He is blessed with a special kind of attraction in his writings. Many books have been published by him. Manjuthulli, Sameepanam, Ruthuparivarthanam and the studies of Ezhuthachan, Poonthanam are highly notable in his works.
Prof. M. K. Cheriyan, born August 13, 1940 popularly known as Kozhuvallor M. K. Cheriyan is a retired Principal of Bishop Moore College, an aided college in Mavelikara, Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. He served as the Principal of Bishop Moore College from 1989 - 1996. Prof. Cheriyan is an eminent teacher, a literarian, biblical scholar and a great orator. Prof. M. K. Cheriyan authored and published 15 books. His latest book "Gaveshana Swaryabham" won the first Njananikshepam Award in the year 2000.
Dr.Punathil Kunjabdulla
Punathil Kunjabdulla born in Vadakara in Kozhikode district, in 1940, is a well known Malayalam language novelist and shor story writer from Kerala state, South India. He is a medical doctor by profession. Kunjabdulla is a modernist in Malayalam literature. His novel Smarakasilakal won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award in 1980. He is a registered medical practitioner(M.B.B.S) and has been running a hospital in Vadakara. His majer works are Smarakasilakal, Marunnu, Paralokam, Punathilinte Novellukal, Kanyavanangal, Navagrahangulude Thadavara(Novels) and Kure Sthreekal, Malamukalile Abdulla, Neelaniramulla Thottam, Punathilinte 101 Kathakal, Ente Kamukimarum Mattu Kathakalum, and Kathi(Short stories).
George Onakkoor
George Onakkoor is a famous malayalam novelist born on 16 November 1941, at Moovattupuzha, in Kerala state.He was Malayalam professor for over three decades at Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum, Kerala. George Onakkoor is well acknowledged in various capacities as novelist, short-storywriter, critic, script and travel writer. He was the former Director of Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature, State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications and Kerala State Literacy Council. He also served as the first Non-official Chairman of the State Resource Centre. Some of his writings are: Akale Akasham, Uzhavuchalukal, Ulkkadal, Illam, Kalthamara, Kamana, Ezhuthapurangal, Samathalangalkkappuram, Hridayathiloru Vaal, Parvathangalile Kaattu (Novels), Orchid, The Sword in the Soul, The Wind in the Mountains (Translations of his three novels, Ivar Enikku Arayirunnu? The awards he received include The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for his excellent service as Chief Editor of the Children's Encyclopaedia; tthe Kesava Dev Centenary Memorial Award, Thakazhi Sahithya Award, Mother Theresa Award, KCBC Award, Kerala Shree Award, Kesava Dev Award etc. He has been honoured by the Government of Kerala for his contributions to Language and Literature, the Award for the outstanding Indian writer given by the Euro-American Expatriate Literary Association, the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award.
A. Sethumadhavan, popularly known as Sethu, is a Malayalam fictional writer. He was born at Chandamangalam in Ernakulam Disrict. He is the Manager of Chairman of South Indian Bank. He has published more than 30 books. Sethu received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards in 1982 and 1978 for his works Pandavapuram and Pediswapnangal and Vayalar Award for Adyalangal in 2005. Sethu's other literary works include Pandavapuram, Velutha Koodarangal, Pedi Swapnangal, Yathrakkidayil, Aswinathile Pookkal, Thaliyola, Kiratham, Niyogam, Sethuvinte Kathakal and Kaimudrakal.
M. Mukundan is one of the pioneers of modernity in Malayalam literature, belonging to Kerala. He was born on 10 September 1942 at Mayyazhi in Mahe, a one-time French territory in Kerala. He served as the president of Kerala Sahitya Akademi from October 2006 until March 2010. Mukundan is known in Kerala as 'Mayyazhiyude Kathakaaran' (The story-teller of Mayyazhi). His native village of Mayyazhi figures in his early works: 'Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil', 'Daivathinte Vikrithikal', 'Appam Chudunna Kunkiyamma' and 'Lesli Achante Kadangal'.His first literary work was a short story published in 1961. Mukundan has so far published many novels and short stories.'Adithyanum Radhayum Mattu Chilarum', 'Oru Dalit Yuvathiyude Kadanakatha','Kesavante Vilapangal' and 'Nritham'and  'Pravasam ' are some of Mukundan's latest four novels. The French government conferred on him the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 1998 for his contribution to literature.
Paul Zacharia  was born in 1945, in Urulikkunnam in Kottayam district. He is an eminent Malayalam short story writer, novelist and essayist. His works have been translated into English and other languages. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. His major works in Malayalam are Salaam America, Aarkariyam, Kannadi Kanmolavum, Zachariayude, Enthundu Vishesham Peelathose, bhaskarapattelarum ente jeevithavum, Praise the lord, Ishtikayum aashariyum and Ithanente Peru.
Harikumar was born on July 13, 1943 to the well-known poet and playwright Edasseri Govindan Nair and Janaki Amma. He was the recipient of Kerala Sahitya Academy Award, the Padmarajan Award, the Nalappadan Award. Koorakal, Vrishabhathinte Kannu, Kumkumam Vithariya Vazhikal, Dinosarinte Kutti, Canadayilninnoru Rajakumari, Sree Parvathiyude Paadam, Sookshichuvacha Mayilpeeli, Pachhappayyine Pidikkan,Doore Oru Nagarathil, Karutha Thambratti, Anithayude Veedu, Ilaveyilinte Santhwanam and Nagaravasiyaya Oru Kutti are his Short Stories:  Novels: Urangunna Sarpangal, Aasaktiyude Agninalangal, Oru Kudumbapuranam, Engine Drivere Snehicha Penkutti, Thadakatheerathu, Pranayathinoru Software, Kochambratti and Ariyathalangalilekku. Memoir: Nee Evideyanenkilum.
P.Padmarajan, born on 23 May 1945, was a Novelist, Malayalam Film Director and Script Writer. He started his career as a programme announcer in the A.I.R.and remained there till1986. He retired voluntarily when he began writing scripts to the films. His stories deal with violence, romance, mystery, passion and jealousy, anarchism. All stories written by him are the best ones in Malayalam literature. His very first novel Nakshathrangalae Kaaval won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award. Apart from writing film scripts for other film directors, he started to direct films based on his own screenplays. His first film is Peruvazhiyambalam. Many of his films kept a balance between intellectual and commercial applications. He introduced many new actors in Malayalam screen like Ashokan, Rahman, Jayaram, etc. He died on 24 January 1991.
K. Satchidanandan, born 28 May 1946, in a village in Kodungallur in the Thrissur district , was one of the pioneers of modern poetry in Malayalam. He is a major Indian poet and critic, writing both in Malayalam and English. Satchidanandan has established himself as an academician, editor, translator and playwright. He was a Professor of English and Editor of Indian Literature, the journal of the Sahitya Acadamy. and the executive head of the Sahitya Akademi. He has to his credit 22 collections of poetry besides many selections, 16 collections of translations of poetry and 19 collections of essays on literature, language and society-three of them in English- besides four plays and three travel narratives. He has 24 collections of his poetry in translation in 16 languages including Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, English, French, German and Italian. He has won around 30 major Awards. 
Lalitha Lenin
Lalitha Lenin was born in 1946 at Thrithalloor in Thrissur. She is married to Mr. K.M. Lenin who is also a writer and columnist dealing with international affairs. K. K. Lalitha Bai (her official name) has served as the Head of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala, as a member in the Senate and Academic Council of the University of Kerala, General Council of Kerala Sahitya Academy, Jansikshan Sansthan Management Board, Governing Body of the State Institute of Children’s Literature, State Resource Centre, Kerala State Core Group on Continuing Education. She is now a member of the Governing Body of the State Institute of Languages. Karingili, Karkidavaavu, Namukku Praarthikkaam and Kadal are her poetry collections. Her other works are Minnu, a novel for children and Puthiya Vaayana, a book on reading for women.Her Translations: Public Library Sevanam and Bhoodaivangal. She was awarded by the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award , the Abudhabi Shakti Award and the Moolur Award.
Sarah Joseph
Sarah Joseph was born into a conservative Christian family at Kuriachira in Thrissur city in 1946 to Louis and Kochumariam. She served as a Professor of Malayalam at Sanskrit College, Pattambi. She is a novelist and short story writer in Malayalam. She won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Aalahayude Penmakkal. She also received the Vayalar Award for the same novel. Sarah has been at the forefront of the feminist movement in Kerala and is the founder of Manushi –organisation of thinking women. She along with Madhavikutty (Kamala Surayya) is considered leading women storytellers in Malayalam. Sara Joseph's eminent works are Thaikulam, Aalaahayude , Maattaathi, Othappu, Aathi(novels) and Manassile Thee Matram, Kadinte Sangeetham, Paapathara, Oduvilathe Suryakanthi, Nilavu Nirayunnu, Puthuramayanam, Kaadithu Kandaayo Kaanthaa, Nanmathinmakalude Wriksham(Short stories).
V.P.Sivakumar was born on the fifteenth of May 1947, the year of India’s independence, into a middle class family at Mavelikkara in central Kerala. He was a college teacher. Sivakumar is one among the many voices that go to make the modernist narrative in Malayalam. He became very famous through Thiruvithamkoor Kathakal. He died on 27 July 1993 when he was barely forty-six. Panthrandam Manikoor, Marichavante lokath Michamenth?, Prathshta, Amma vannu, Otta, Karayogam etc are his major works in Malayalam. Besides, he has translated the stories of Borhass and many African stories into Malayalam.
Hameed Chennamangaloor
Areepattamannil Abdul Hameed is popular in the name Hameed Chennamangaloor, who born in 1948 to Abdul Salam of Chennamangaloor and Katheeshumma of Perumanna. He is a prominent social critic in Kerala. He is a staunch critic of religious fundamentalism. Though he began his career as a probationary officer in State Bank of Travancore, Later, he took up a job as a lecturer of English language and literature ntil his retirement in 2003.Hameed Chennamangaloor has authored several books in Malayalam. Besides, he contributes to Malayalam magazines and dailies regularly. He makes public speeches, too. He frequently gives radio talks on Akashvani. Hmeed has also been frequently interviewed about matters relating to contemporary affairs in the press and on the television. Deivathinte rashtriyam, Oru mathanirapekshavadhiyude sothanthra chindhakal, Beegarathayude dhaivashasthram, Peedanathinte vazhikal, Mathethara vicharam, Nunapaksha rashtreeyam, Vargheeya manobavathinte verukal, Vyakthi niyama vichindhanam, Bharatha valkaranthinte vyakaranam, Shariath: mithyayum yadharthyavum, Oru Indian Musliminte sothanthra chindhakal, Pishachum avante chaattuliyum etc are some of his sellected works.
Mullanezhi Neelakandan Namboodiri, a well known poet and dramatist, was born on 16 May 1948. He was a teacher.  He has won Kerala Sahithya Accademy Award for his Drama named Samathalam. He has written many lyrics for Malayalam films. Mullanezhi is famous as an acter in dramas and films in Malayalam. Naranath Branthan, Rappatt, Aksharadeepam etc are his major works.
K.G.Sankarappilla is one among the great modern poets of Kerala, who born in Kadambanatt on 19 February 1948. He was the principla of Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. He won Kerala-Kendra Sahithya Acadamy Awards for His Book K.G.Sankarappillayude Therenjedutha Kavithakal. His work Bengal is a milestone in Malayalam modern poetry. Goulival, Anandan, Kashandi, Varum Varum Enna Pratheeksha, Kochiyile Vrikhsangal etc are his eminent works.
O.V.Usha is a well known poetress of Kerala who born in Plakkad district on 4th November, 1948. She was the directer of Publications in Mahathma Gandhi University. Usha is the sister of famous Malayalam Novelist O.V.Vijayan. Dhyanam, Chuvanna kottayute munnil, Agnimithanoru Kuripp, Snehageethangal etc are her famous works in Poetry. Shahid Nama is her Novel. She has written many short stories too.
P.K.Gopi was born in Koduman-Angadikkal village in Pattanamthitta District on June 8, 1949 to P.K.kunjupillai and Kalyani. Gopi is a noted Indian poet in Malayalam. He used to write lyrics for Malayalam films. He won the Mahakavi Vennikkulam Memorial Literary Award for 2006, for his anthology of poems entitled Chiranthanom. Gopi was also awarded the Mahakavi Kuttamath award in 2000. He is the author of more than 15 Malayalam poetry books. He also penned for 25 Malayalam films. Orittu, Thanal maram, Ezhuthamma,Mankudam,Oppu, Harisree, Malayalappookkal, Neru, Chimizhu, Kuruvikkoodu, Arivum Murivum, Pattam, Muthumozhikal, Kiliyamma, Eekam, Chiranthanam, Sushumnayile Sangeetham, Nenjile Mancherathukal and Oolachoottinte Velicham are his major works.
A. Ayyappan
A. Ayyappan, 27 October 1949, was a Malayalam poet in the modernist period. Born in a wealthy goldsmith's family, in Nemom, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, he became a non-conformist member of reading Malayali families. He had a very tragic childhood. His father, Arumukham, died when he was only one year old, perhaps due to poison. He lost his mother, Muthammal, when he was 15. Ayyappan was supported by his sister Subbalakshmi and his brother-in-law V. Krishnan. His importent works are Mulamthandinu Rajayakshmaavu, Yangjam, Ente shavapetti chumakunnavarodu, Veyil Thinnunna Pakshi, Greeshmame sakhee, Karuppu, Budhanum Aattinkuttiyum, Chithrogaaspatryile Dinangal, Malamillaatha Pambu, Greeshmavum Kanneerum, Tettiyodunna SeconduSoochi and Kalkkariyude Niramullavar. His death was on 21 October 2010.
Prof.V.Madhusoodanan Nair
Prof.V.Madhusoodanan Nair was born on 25th February1949 at Aruviyodu in the district of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Madhusoodhanan Nair imbibed quite early the tradition of many a ritualistic song from K.Velayudhan Pillai, his father, who was a reciter of Thottam Pattu. He was a professer in St. Xavier’s College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is well versed in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Tamil. He took to writing poetry while at school and began publishing his pieces only in 80’s. He has wriiten songs for films. His first collection “Naranathu Bhranthan’ was published in 1992. He has received many Literary awards. Some of them are Kerala Sahitya Academy award, Asan Award, Kunju Pillai Award, K.Balakrishnan Award, R.G. Mangalom Award and Souparnikatheeram Prathibhapuraskaram. His major works are Naranath Branthan, Gandharvam, Eliotum Richardsum, Bharatheeyam, Asia Kanmunpil, Science Nikhantu, Nadodi Vijnanam and Budhivikasam. He is now fully devoting his time to his literary works having retired from the College.
U.K.Kumaran is a well known Journalist, story writer and Novelist, who born on 11 May 1950 in Payyoli, Kozhikode District. He has served as the Editer of Kerala Koumudi and as Vice President of Kerala Sahithya Accademy. Puthiya Irippidangal, Pavam Kallan, Orale Thedi Oral(Stories) and Prasavaward, Mulappal, Malarnnuparakkunna Kakka,(Novels) are his famous works in Malayalam.
C.R.Parameswaran was born in 1950 at Meliyoor Cheruparambath Madom, near Chalakkudi in Trichur District. He had his Master's Degree in English and served in many institutions. He is a good writer, thinker and orater in Malayalam. He won Kerala Sahithya Accademy Award for his Novel Prakruthiniyamam. Vipal Sandesangal, Asahishnuthayude Avasyakatha, Muyal Nayattukar etc are his eminent works in Malayalam.
Jose Panachippuram
Jose Panachippuram ,born August 24, 1951 in Kottayam District of Kerala, is a noted short story writer and journalist in Malayalam. He won the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award in 2005. His main works are Dharavi, Snehapoorvam Panachi, Tharangamgalil, Alikhitham, Thiruvallakkum Chengannoorinumidayil Evideyo, Kannadiyile Mazha etc.
B. Chandrika, who writes in Malayalam under the pen-name Chandramati, is an eminet writer in Malayalam.Being English reader at All Saints’ College, Thiruvananthapuram,  she received the Best Teacher Award from the Sivaprasad Foundation, in 1998. She has published four scholarly books in English, including one based on her doctoral research, The Private Garden: The Family in Post-War British Drama (1993). She has received the Thoppil Ravi Foundation Award, the V.P. Siva Kumar Smaraka Award, the Odakkuzhal Award and the Katha Prize for the best Malayalam short story of 1997. The story in this anthology was also published in a collection, Reindeer, which won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi award. Her other major works include Devigramam, Aryavartanam, Swayam Swantham and Vetala Kathakal. Chandrika has worn Teacher Award from the Sivaprasad Foundation, Thoppil Ravi Foundation Award, V.P. Siva Kumar Smaraka Award, Odakkuzhal Award, Katha Prize for the best Malayalam short story and Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award. Her major works are The Private Garden: The Family in Post-War British Drama, Devigramam, Aryavartanam, Swayam Swantham and Vetala Kathakal.
K.Jaya Kumar
K.Jaya Kumar, the son of Krishnan Nair and Sulochana Devi. K.Jaya Kumar I.A.S, born in 1952, is a known poet, lyrist, orator and an excellent administrator. He joined IAS in 1978 and now serving at the Central Secretariat. He enriched Malayalam films through his meaningful songs. He translated Rabindranatha Tagore’s poems and works of Khaleel Jibran into Malayalam. He is also a good painter and his paintings are exhihited in New Delhi.
N.Prabhakaran is a renowned short story writer and novelist in Malayalam, came from the generation after modernism. He was born at Parassinikkadave in Kannur district, on 2nd December 1952. Being a college teacher, he has a wide asset of disciple thrighout Kerala. Prabhakaran has won Kerala Sahithya Accadamy Awards for Story and drama. Ottayante Pappan is the first published story of him. Ezhinum Meethe, Janthujanam, Theeyoor Rekhakal, Marupiravi are his major works.
B.M.Zuhara, born in 1952, is a woman Muslim writer in Kerala, who has written novels, children’s books and short stories. She writes fiction in the Malayalam dialect used by Muslims in Malabar, and she is also a translator from English to Malayalam. She often deals with the problems faced by women in her community. Her novels have been translated into Kannada, Urdu and English. She has translated Kottaratheruvu (Palace Walk by Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz), Saininte Kalyanam (Wedding of Sain by Thayyib Slaih) and Amritaputri (Amritasya Putree by Kamala Das). Her major works are Mozhi, Kinaavu, Iruttu etc.
Akbar Kakkattil
Akbar was born  toon July 7,1954 to P. Abdulla and Kunjhamina at Kakkatil in Kozhikode District. Akbar is a Short-story writer and Novelist from Kerala. He is noted for his story narration with humor element.He served as a High School assistant at Vattoli national High school at Vattoli, Kozhikode. He has wrtten more than 34 books and won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi best novelist award in 2003. Idam Porul Kalai is a Tamil biography of Malayalam director Adoor Gopalakrishnan written by Akabr. He is a storey writer who subject the teachers and class rooms for the story, after Karoor Neelakanda Pillai. His major works are Aakaasathinte Athirukal, Oru Vaayanakkaariyude Aavalaathikal, Naadaapuram, School Dairy, Vadakkuninnoru Kudumba Vriththaantham, Dharmma Sangkadangngalude Rajavu, Cherriya , Maayakkannan, Mruthyu Yogam, Sesham Screenil and Thiranjedutha Kathhakal.
Kureepuzha Sreekumar
Kureepuzha Sreekumar was born on 10 April 1955 in Kureepuzha, Kollam. He is a noted Malayalam poet of the post modern era. His books of poetry include Habibinte Dinakkurippukal, Sreekumarinte Dukkangal, Rahulan Urangunnilla, Amma Malayalam and Suicide Point. He won the Best Poet Award in 1975, Vyloppilli Award for Malayalam poetry,[and the Kerala Sahithya Akademi, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award for 2003 for the best work in children's literature for his work Penangunni. He refused to accept the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Award as it was named after a Hindu God.
T.V.Kochubava was one of the eminent short story writers and Novelists, after modernism. He born in 1955 at Kattoor in Trichu District, Kerala. He was in Gulf for a long time and served in Gulf Voice Magazine. He won Kerala Sahithya Academy Award for his Novel Vrudhasadanam, a notable work in Malayalam. Onnangane Onningane, Veedippol Nissabdamanu, Soochikkuzhiyil Oru Yacob, Jathakam Kilikalkkum Pookkalkkum, Avatharika Bhoopatangalkku, Virunnumesayilekku Nillavilikalode are his collections of short story.
Balachandran Chullikkad
Balachandran Chullikkad, born 30 July 1957, is prominent writer and representative of modern Malayalam poetry. Balachandran represented Indian poetry in the international poets meet in the International Book Fare at Gottenberg, Sweden in1997. He participated in many national poets meets organized by various agencies like Central Sahitya Akadamy, New Delhi. He was offered Sanskrithi National Award for the best young writer in India in 1990, but he refused to accept it. He also declared that he would never accept any awards. He accepted Buddhism in1999. His important collections of works (poems) are Pathinettu Kavithakal, Amavasi, Gazal, Manasandaram, Dracula, Balachandran Chullikkadinte kavithakal, Chidambarasmarana.
Murukan Kattakada
Murukan Kattakada is a Malayali poet and lyricist. He was born in Kattakada, a small town near Trivandrum. He has penned the lyrics of songs in Malayalam films like Oru Naal Varum Parayan Marannathu, Bhagavan, Chattambinadu etc. He started his carrier as a teacher. His notable works are Kannada, Renuka, Baghdad, Paka, Thirike Yathra, Oru Karshakante Athmahathyakkurippu, Unaratha Padmatheerthangal, Rekthasakshi and Kaathirippu.
K.R. Mallika’s stories have appeared in a number of well-known journals and she has also brought out two collections and a novel. She works at the editorial office of Deshabhimani at Thiruvananthapuram.She has won AbuDhabi Sakhi Award for Nirangalkkappuram-2001, Grihalekshmi Prize for her story Amma. Nirangalkkappuram (Stories), Valayam (Stories), Samaantharam (Novel are her major works.
Thachom Poyil Rajeevan was born in  1959, Paleri in Kozhikode district. He is an eminet poet, novelist and literary reviewer in Kerala. He writes both in Malayalam, his and English. His poems have been translated into many languages and published in the United States and Europe. Although he enjoys a well-established place among the contemporary poets of Malayalam and started publishing poems in the early 1980. T P Rajeevan's novel 'Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha caught attention of the public and was widely acclaimed.
Kesavan Kavumthara
Kesavan Kavumthara, born on 1st May 1959 at Naduvannur in Kozhikode District, is famous as a poet in Malayalam. He is serving as a language teacher in Palora Higher secondary School, Ulliyeri. He was the teacher guide of the Adventurous Tour Programe named "On the way of Morgan; After a centuary" in 2007, conducted from Mysore to Kozhikode following the path of Rhodes Morgan who was the forest officer during the time of Willyam Logan in Malabar. He has won the Chkoo's Kaliyarangu Award in 2006 for his work Kalkkandam, A collection of children's poems. Kesavan is well known in the field of chldren's literature. Spandam, Kalkkandam, Appomchuttu Ademchuttu, Kollavarshaviseshangal, Manjakkiliye Madhuram tharumo?, Onam Ponnonam, Oru Swapnathinte parinamam, Swathandryamthanne Amrutham, Morgante vazhikaliloode; Oru noottandinusesham, Swathanthrya Samara Smaranakalile Ulliyeri etc are his major works.
Vijayalakshmi, born in 1960, is a well known poetess in Malayalam. Vijayalakshmi’s style of poetry has many layers. There are many allusions which add to the grandeur of the poem. The language is very lyrical and rhythmic. Even in the matter of style she is averse to giving up her aesthetic ideals in order to create a sense of modernity. Her aim is not closure, but the opening up of immense possibilities leading to further discourses on the subject. She won Kerala Sahithya Accadamy Award, P.Kunhiraman nair Award, J.K.V Memmorial Award etc for her writings. Thachante Makal, Mrugasikshakan, Himasamadhi, Anthyapralobhanam, Mazhathan Mattetho Mukham etc are her famous works. Vijayalakshmi is the wife of Poet Balchandran Chullikkad.
Priya A.S
Priya A.S is a renowned Malayalam writer among new generation in Malayalam with collections of short stories, books for children and a memoir Ozhukkil Oru Ila to her credit. Her translation into Malayalam of Jayasree Misra’s Ancient Promises is widely appreciated, and she has received many awards for her short stories. She works at the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Oororo Thirivukal, Jaagaruuka, Manja Marangal Chuttilum, Priya A.S.nte Kathakal , Chitrasalabhangalude Veedu, Ozhukkil Oru Ila are her major works. Priya won Grihalekshmi Award, The Ankaram Award, The Ramu Kariat Special Prize, The S.B.I. Award, V.K. Unnikrishnan Memorial award.
Satyan Madakkara
Satyan Madakkara was born to C.C. Madakkara and Shantha, in 1962 in Madakkara, near Vadakara in Kozhikode.He always writes in mainstream publications in Malayalam like Bhashaposhini, Malayalam, Kalakaumudi, and Mathrubhumi. His first book, Manal, a collection of poems, was published in 1990. He is recipient of various awards like Abu Dhabi Malayali Samajam Award, Abu Dhabi Shakti Award and Sahrudaya Award by Kerala, Readers and Writers Circle (Vayanakkuttam) UAE Chapter.Manal, Kappalillatha turamukham, Oru malsyavum jalashayam nirmikkunnilla are his collection of poems.
K.R. Meera was born in Sasthamkotta, Quilon district, on 19 February 1970. She is story writer in Malayalam. She is a winner of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and National Award. Besides, She has won Ankanam Award, Lalithambika Antharjanam Award, The P.U.C.L. Award and Chovvara Parameshwaran Award. Her short-story, Ave Maria whaich is awarded by Sahithya Accademy is highly notable among readers. She has also been noted as a screenplay writer of serials. She worked as a journalist in Malayala Manorama, later resigned to concentrate more on writing. Meera has writing columns in leading Malayalam news papers and Magazines, including Mathrubhumi. Her Bibliographies are Nethronmeelanam, Meerasadhu, Aa Maratheyum Marannu Marannu Njan, Ormayude Njarambu(The Vein of Memory, MohaManja, Ave Maria and K R Meerayude Kathakal.
Mohanakrishnan kaladi
Mohanakrishnan kaladi is one of the renowned Malayalam poets of the new age. He was born in 1978 at kaladi, Malappuram. His poems are collected in four books: Palise, Mazhappottan, Minukkam, Bhoothakkatta and aanamazha. He has also published a prose-collection named Mattarum kanathey. Palise has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi "Kanakashree" award for poetry in 2006. He has also won Vailoppilli-Shreerekha award, K.B. Menon memorial award , Atlas-kairali award and Vailoppilli award for poetry.
Subhash Chandran
Subhash Chandran is a Malayalam author who has won the Confederation of Tamil Nadu Malayali Associations (CTMA) literary prize for outstanding young writers. now he is working as the Sub-Editor of Mathrubhumi. Ghatikarangal Nikallunna Samayam, Parudeesa Nashtam, Thalpam, Madhyeyingane, Kaanunnanerathu and Manushyanu Oru Aamugham are his major works.
Sithara.S. is one of the prominent writers of the younger generation, whose stories capture the complexities of modern life, particularly from the perspective of women, and are often angry and defiant in tone. She writes short stories in Malayalam and English. She has won the Katha Prize for the best Malayalam short story of 2001 for Salvador Dali. Agni and Other Stories, Veshappakarcha, Nrutasaala are her eminent works.