C V Balakrishnan
C. V. Balakrishnan is a short story writer, novelist and screen play writer. He was born in Payyannur of Kannur. He started his career as a teacher in the age of 18. He reached Kolkata in 1979, where he started writing the novel ‘Ayussinte Pusthakam’, which is one of the most noted works in Malayalam literature.
His major works include Ayussinte Pusthakam, Athmavinu Sariyennu Thonnunna Karyangal, Kannadikkadal, Kamamohitham, Ozhiyabadhakal, Librarian, Etho Rajavinte Prajakal, Ottakkoru Penkutty, Jwalakalapam, Bhoomiyepatti Adhikam Parayenda, Snehavirunnu, Malakhamar Chiraku Veesumbol, Pranayakalam, Bhavabhayam, Manjuprathima and Mechilpurangal.
His autobiography is titled ‘Paralmeen Neenthunna Padam’. He penned story for the movies Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal and Irattakuttikalude Achan and screen play for the films Mattoral, Vellivelichathil and Orma Mathram.
He was honored by several awards including Padmaprabha Award, Muttathu Varkki Award, and Kerala Sahithya Academy Award twice – once for the novel ‘Athmavinu Sariyennu Thonnunna Karyangal’ and then for autobiography ‘Paralmeen Neenthunna Padam’.