Subhash Chandran is a well-known Malayalam novelist, short story writer, and a journalist. He was born in the year 1972 in Alwaye, Kerala. He is best known for authoring the novel Manushyanu Oru Amukham in 2010. It is a story set in a fictitious village of Thachanakkara, and has the central character named Jithendran. Initially, Mathrubhumi Weekly, a Malayalam language newspaper published from Kerala, serialized this novel in 2009. DC Books published this fiction in the year 2010. The English translation of Manushyanu Oru Amukham was printed as "A Preface to Man" by Harper Collins in 2016. It remains one of the best-selling Malayalam books till date. In contemporary Malayalam literature, he is one of the most read young generation writers. A number of films such as Vadhakramam, Sanmargam, Parudeesa Nashtam and Guptham are adapted from his stories.
Pune Film Institute produced the movie Vadhakramam, which won a special board mention in Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. The Malayalam feature film called Laptop is also an adaptation of his short story Parudeesa Nashtam. A Malayalam film called A Knife in the Bar was produced from another one of his story named Sanmargam. Also the film Akasmikam was an adaptation of the story Guptham which was directed by George Kithu, in which Swetha Menon, an Indian model, actress, and television anchor, played a major role. He has also been the recipient of some awards. He was awarded the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 2001 and 2011 for his debut story collection and debut novel respectively.
The Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award, and Odakkuzhal Award along with the Confederation of Tamil Nadu Malayali Associations (CTMA) literary prize for excellent young writers was awarded to him. He was also a recipient of the prestigious Keerthimudra award by Asianet channel for his meritorious contributions for the last twenty years in Malayalam literature. He obtained the first rank from Mahatma Gandhi University, after completing his masters in Malayalam after which he took up writing. His story Ghatikarangal Nilaykkunna Samayam also won an award organized by Mathrubhumi Vishuppathippu in 1994. He was the only Malayalam writer to be highlighted in the list of outstanding Indian writers compiled by a national daily newspaper 'The Times of India'. His new novel Samudrashila will be published soon in the Mathrubhumi weekly.