Novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist in Malayalam summarize U .K. Kumaran. At the age of 17 with a short story titled â€˜Chalanamâ€™ he began his literary career. He is a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Vayalar Award.
Started his career as a journalist, in Veekshanam Vaarika as Assistant Editor he has held numerous posts including the State Vice-President of Kerala Pathrapravarthaka Union, Member of Calicut University Journalism Board of Studies, Vice-Chairman of Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Advisory committee member of National Book Trust and the director of Navakerala Co-operative Publishing House.
Kumaran has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions including Vayalar award for the novel thakshan kunnu swaroopam, Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair Award, S. K. Pottekkatt Award, Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award, Sahitya Samiti Puraskaram and Thoppil Ravi Puraskaram.