N. Sukumaran is a Tamil poet, writer, translator and editor. He has published widely, as 8 volumes of poems, 2 novels, 6 collection of articles on art, literature and social issues, and has compiled and edited 4 volumes of pioneers in modern writing , T Janakiraman, Mauni, A. Madhavan and Jayakanthan. His translations from Malayalam includes the works of Vaikkom Mohammed Basheer, Satchidanandan, Zacharia, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and unny R. His poems have been translated into Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Gujrathi, Marathi and Punjabi and English, German and French languages.
He is now the Executive Editor of Kalachuvadu , Tamil magazine for art and ideas. He is teh recepient of the IYAL AWARD from The Tamil Literary Garden, Canada in 2017.