N.S. Madhavan is a Malayalam fiction-writer and columnist. He has published five collections of short fiction, a collection each of plays and literary essays and the novel Lathanbatheriyile Luthiniyakal. The English translation, Litanies of Dutch Battery, won the 2010 Vodafone Crossword Indian Language Translation Book Award and was shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize for Indian Fiction. His short stories have won the Katha Award for Best Short Fiction in Malayalam four times. A book based on his writings on Cuba, where he travelled extensively, is forthcoming.