Oottupulackal Velukkutty Vijayan, popularly known as O V Vijayan, was born at Palakkad
on July 2, 1930. His formal schooling started at the age of twelve. He joined Raja’s High School at Kottakkal in Malabar, Kerala
, straightaway to standard six, and graduated in arts from the Government Victoria College, Palakkad. Afterwards he took Master's degree in English literature from Presidency College, Chennai
. Vijayan’s career begins with a short stint at teaching, initially at Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode
. He has to his credit five novels besides several short stories, articles, and a book on his own masterpiece, Khasakinte Ithihasam. It is titled Itihasathinte Itihasam. Khasakinte Ithihasam, Dharmapuranam, and Gurusagaram are a few among his novels. Vijayante Kathakal, Oru Neenda Rathriyude Ormakkayi, Asanthi, Bala Bhodini, and Kadal Theerathu are his short story collections.