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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Know the Writer Well ? - S.K Pottekkat

Sankaran Kutty Pottekkatt, popularly known as S. K. Pottekkatt, (March 14, 1913 – August 6, 1982) was a famous Malayalam writer from Kerala state, South India. He is the author of nearly sixty books which include ten novels, twenty-four collections of short stories, three anthologies of poems, eighteen travelogues, four plays, a collection of essays and a couple of books based on personal reminiscences. Pottekat won the Kerala Sahitya Academy award of 1961 for the novel Oru Theruvinte Katha (The Story of a Street) and the Jnanpith Award in 1980 for the novel Oru Desathinte Katha (The Story of a Locale).His works have been translated into English, Italian, Russian, German and Czech, besides all major Indian languages.

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