S Hareesh is a short story writer, novelist, and screenwriter. His first novel, Moustache, was awarded the JCB Prize for Literature in 2020. Originally written in Malayalam as Meesha published by DC Books, the well-received debut novel was translated into English by Jayasree Kalathil and published by HarperCollins. Adam, Rasavidyayude Charithram, and Appan are his three short story collections. He has received several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Geetha Hiranyan Endowment, and, most recently, the Vayalar Award. Hareesh also wrote the screenplays for Aedan: Garden of Desire, Jallikettu, Churuli, and Nanpakal Nerath Mayakkam. His short story collection, Adam, was translated into English by Penguin Random House. Hareesh`s recent novel, August 17, is published by DC Books.