Perumbadavam Sreedharan is a prolific Malayalam author from Kerala state, South India. He is the present Chairman of Kerala Sahithya Academy. He has written several novels and short stories. One of his most famous and critically acclaimed novels is Oru Sankeerthanam Pole for which he won the Vayalar Award in 1996. In 2006, he was awarded the Malayattoor Award for his novel, Narayanam.
Born in the village of Perumpadavom, in Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district of Kerala, Perumpadavom started his literary career by writing poetry. He later shifted to short stories and novels. Perumbadavam has also authored scripts for 12 malayalam films and has won Kerala State Film Award for Sooryadanam. Sreedharan has been noted for his connection with the Russian language and is recognized by some as a doyen of Malayam literature.