Subhash Chandran is a Malayalam novelist, short story writer and journalist best known for his two novels Manushyanu Oru Aamukham and Samudrasila. He is one of the most read writers in contemporary Malayalam literature. His stories Vadhakramam, Sanmargam, Parudeesa Nashtam and Guptham have been adapted into films. He is the only writer to get Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for both his debut story collection (2001) and debut novel (2011). He is also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, Odakkuzhal Award and Vayalar Award.
He was the only Malayalam writer to feature in the list of outstanding young Indian writers compiled by The Times of India. He is the first and only writer who received the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for both his debut story collection and the debut novel in 2001 and 2011 respectively. The English translation of his novel A PREFACE TO MAN is published by harper collins in 2016, which won the prestigious raymond crossword award.