Joy Vazhayil known as VP Joy is a Malayalam poet, writer, researcher and administrator. He is also known for books and research papers on the energy policy and also on philosophy of education, mind and metaphysics. He has published several literary works in Malayalam language, mainly poetic compositions. During his official career spanning more than three and a half decades, he has held important assignments in the Government of India as well as in the State Government of Kerala. He currently serves as the Chief Secretary of State of Kerala. He has written two novels and several poetry collections. He received the S. K. Pottekkatt Award for the Poetry collection ‘Nimishajalakam’.