T.D Ramakrishnan hails from Thrissur district, Kerala. He portrays the life of oppressed people clubbing them to the historical facts in his novels. His best known works are Francis Ittykkora and Sugandhi Enna andal Devanayaki. He has received E. K. Divakaranpotti Award for Best Malayalam-Tamil Translator and Nalli-Thisai Ettum Translation Award. Francis Ittykkora has received Basheer Award instituted by Basha Institute in 2010.