Ambikasuthan Mangad is a novelist and short story writer. He has written and published over 40 works. His major works include Marakkappile Theyyangal, Enmakaje, Randu Malsyangal, Sadharana Veshangal, Rathri, Jeevithathinte Mudra, and Othenante Vaal. Enmakaje, which was inspired by the real-life sufferings of Endosulfan victims in the Kazargod district, was instrumental in getting the pesticide banned. The novel has been translated into English by J. Devika as Swarga. He also wrote the script for Kayyoppu, a critically acclaimed Malayalam film. He has received numerous awards and honours for his writing. His recent work, Karakkuliyan, has been published by DC Books.