T.D Ramakrishnan hails from Thrissur district, Kerala. He portrays the life of oppressed people clubbing them to the historical facts in his novels. His best known works are Francis Ittykkora and Sugandhi Enna andal Devanayaki. He is a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Vayalar Award. Francis Ittykkora has received the Basheer Award instituted by Basha Institute in 2010.