Pushpanathan Pillai alias Kottayam Pushpanath is a famous Malayalam author. He wrote many detective novels, mainstream novels, science fiction, and horror fiction. He has translated Bram Stoker's Dracula into Malayalam. He created two two fictional detective characters - Marxin and Pushparaj. Now he lives in Kottayam, Kerala. He had published many books on tourism and other India-related subjects. Many of his books are translated by Sivan to Tamil language.