Sankarankutty Pottekkat, popularly known as S.K. Pottekat, is an iconic Malayalam writer. He is the author of nearly 60 books which include 10 novels, 24 collections of short stories, and 18 travelogues.Pottekkat won the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award in 1961 for the novel Oru Theruvinte Katha (The Story of a Street). His autobiographical novel Oru Desathinte Katha (The Story of a Locale) won, in succession, the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award (1971), the Kendra Sahitya Award (1977), and the Jnanpith Award (1980). His works have been translated into English, Italian, Russian, German, and Czech, as well as all major Indian languages.