Maalan (V. Narayanan) is an eminent bilingual (Tamil and English) writer, well known among the Tamil literati across the globe. He is awarded the coveted ‘Krititva Samagra Samman’ (award for wholesomeness in creativity) of Bharatiya Basha Parishad (Indian Languages council) in 2017. He is also a Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow of Singapore, the first and the only Indian to receive that honour. He is a member of the General Council of Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of letters). He is the convenor for Tamil Basha Samiti of Saraswathi Samman.
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