SubhashNovelist, Short story writer. Born to Chandrasekharan Pillai and Ponnamma in 1972 in Kadungalloor near Aluva. Completed education from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ernakulam St Alberts, Maharajas College and  Law College. In 1994, secured first rank in Malayalam masters. Quit law studies. Works as Chief Sub-editor in Mathrubhumi Varaanthapathippu (Weekend).

Spouse: Jayasree, Children: Sethuparvathy, Sethulakshmi.

Won first prize in short story competition instituted by Mathrubhumi Varaanthapathippu for ‘Ghatikarangal Nilaykkunna Samayam’. This one story gained him fame in the industry. His first short story collection (Ghatikarangal Nilaykkunna Samayam) and first novel (Manushyanu Oru Aamukham) won him Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. Manushyanu Oramukham won many honours. Its English translation won Crossword Book Award.

India Today selected him as one of the 20 young talents of Malayalam.

The Week selected him as one of the 50 young talents of India who excelled in various avenues. He was the only Malayalam writer to feature in the list of outstanding young Indian writers compiled by The Times of India.

Awards

Kerala Sahitya Akademi award

Kendra Sahitya Akademi award

Vayalar award

Ankanam - EP Sushama Endowment award

VP Sivakumar-Keli award

Odakkuzhal award

Kovilan award

Works

Ghatikarangal Nilakkunna Samayam - Short stories

Parudeesa Nashtam - Short stories collection

Thalpam - Short stories

Manushyanu Oru Aamukham - Novel

Bloody Mary - Short stories

Vihitham- Short stories

Madhyeyingane- Vignettes

Kaanunnanerathu – Vignettes

Das Capital – Memoirs