E Santhosh Kumar is one of the leading contemporary Malayalam writers. He has won numerous awards, including that of Kerala Sahithya Academy, Andhakaranazhi, published in 2012 and recipient of 2012 Kerala Sahitya Akademy award for best novel, is considered as one of his best.
E. Santhosh Kumar was born in 1969 in Pattikkadu, Kerala. He studied in Government High School, Pattikkadu, Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur and St. Thomas College, Thrissur. He works with National Insurance Company.
His contributions has largely been in novel and short story. Galapagos, which was later published as a collection, was his first published short story. He won his first Kerala Sahitya Akademy award in 2006 for "Chavukali", a collection of short stories. This was followed up with an award for the best children's novel "Kakkara desathe urumbukal" instituted by Kerala State Children's literature Institute in 2011. In 2012, he won the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Akademy award for best novel for Andhakaranazhi.