S Ramakrishnan is a Sahitya Akademi award winning Tamil writer. He has written 9 novels, 20 collections of short stories, and 3 plays in fiction. He is also a translator and scholar who has written treatises on a variety of topics including painting, history, world literature and cinema. His short stories have been translated into English, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and French. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to the literary world over the last 25 years.