Popularly known as Anand, P. Sachidanandan is one of the most prominent writers in Malayalam. He is considered as an icon in Malayalam literature. Alkkoottam was his fist published work which received acclaim and criticism at the same time. His works are well known for their philosophical touch and flavour. He got crical acclaim for his works such as Marubhoomikal Undakunnathu, Govardhante Yathrakal, Apaharikkapetta Daivangal, Abhayarthikal, Maranacertificate etc. He has won numerous awards like the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Story and Novel, Vayalar Award, Vallathol Award, Muttathu Varkey Award etc.