Maythil Radhakrishnan

Maythil Radhakrishnan

Maythil Radhakrishnan

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Maythil Radhakrishnan, popularly known as Maythil (Malayalam മേതില്‍ രാധകൃഷ്ണന്‍), born in Alathur in Palakkad district of Kerala, is an all-rounder in Malayalam literature, being quite at home with poetry, fiction as well as non-fiction.

Brief Biography

Maythil did his graduation in Economics from Kerala University in 1968. For the next eight years, he did research in insect ethology, while working as a freelance journalist. From 1976 to 1984 he worked in Kuwait for a Norwegian shipping firm as EDP Coordinator. For the next three years, he ran his own Computer Aided Design and Drafting Center in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Since 1987, except for a four year stint as Editor, Youth Express of The New Indian Express (then The Indian Express) group, at Trivandrum and Chennai, Maythil has spent his time mostly in writing; on occasions working as a freelance journalist, quizmaster and a web developer. He writes popular columns in The Sunday Express (Zebra Crossing, now available online as a social network created by the author himself) and in Madhyamam Weekly ( Moonnu Vara a.k.a Three Stripes). Presently he lives in Bangalore. He is married and has one daughter and one son.


Maythil's first novel, Sooryavamsam, published in 1970, announced the arrival of a major talent in Malayalam literature. Four novels and many stories and poems later, his is still a fresh voice. His oeuvre reflects the whole gamut of unrelated experience—from...
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