A native of Kottayam, Unni R is an acclaimed short story writer and screenwriter. His first short story collection titled ‘Ozhivudivasathe Kali’ won Kerala Sahitya Akademi’s Geetha Hiranyan Endowment, Anganam-EP Sushama endowment and Thomas Mundassery award. He was honoured with numerous awards including KA Kodungallur award, TP Kishore Memorial award, SBT award, Abu Dhabi Shakthi award and Ayanam-CV Raman award. He has written dialogues and script for Malayalam movies. Bridge (Kerala Café), Kullante Bharya (Anch Sundarikal), Munnariyippu, Charley and Leela are the movies written by him. He has won Ramu Karatt award and Kerala State Film Award for best script.