K Satchidanandan is an eminent poet, translator and orator. He was born at Kodungallur in Thrissur district in 1946. Satchidanandan has written around 50 books including translations. He worked as a Professor of English at Irinjalakkuda Christ College till 1995. Satchidanandan has worked as the secretary of Kendra Sahitya Akademi from 1996 to 2006.
He has bagged Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award five times for different genres. He also received Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award, Oman Cultural Centre Award, Mahakavi P. Kunjiraman Nair Award, Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan Award, Mahakavi Kumaran Asan Award, Odakkuzhal Award, Ezhuthachan Award and Padmaprabha Award among others.
His important works include Ezhuthachan Ezhutumbol, Satchidanandante Kavithakal, Pala Lokam Pala Kaalam, Kavitayum Janatayum, Marannu Vecha Vasthukkal, Ivanekkoodi, Apoornam, Kavibuddhan, Venal Mazha Thudangi, Padinjaran Kavithakal and Sambhashanathinu Oru Sramam.