Anand is the pseudonym of P. Sachidanandan, the writer who transcribed social and historical aspects into writings. He was born in 1936 at Irinjalakuda. He has more than 20 works in his credit under different genres.
Marana Certificate, Utharayanam, Marubhoomikal Undaakunnath, Apaharikkapetta Daivangal, Parinamathinte Bhoothangal, Dweepukalum Theerangalum, Shavaghoshyathra, Mukthipatham, Itavelakalil, Swathwathinte Manangal, Paristhithi Prakrithi Daridryam Jalam Urjjam, Ezhuthu, Pusthakam Muthal Yudham Vare, Sthanam Thettiya Vasthu are noted works by Anand.
He had received many awards including the Ezhuthachan Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award and Vayalar Award. He had refused to accept the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his work Abhayarthikal and Yashpal Award for Alkkoottam.