Art in any form is liberating. Writing does that job with ease which is proved right by Sethumadhavan aka Sethu who has balanced the career of a banker and writer for better. He began his role as a writer when the waves of modernism were sweeping the arena of Malayalam literature. A successful writer and a recipient of Kendra and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards recently shared a post on his Facebook page.
The note contained the excitement, pride and expressed his appreciation for a friend who shared a photograph which for him was happiness neatly stacked and bound! The picture was taken by his friend Jane Joseph from Austin, who had visited the University of Texas. She discovered the collection of all important books of Sethu, arranged in the University library. The collection includes even his first novel, ‘Nananja Mannu’, a copy of which the author lost during the deluge in August.
The post concludes expressing his concerns over the rarity of such a sight in the libraries in Kerala. The works of Sethu has been translated into English. His major works include Pandavapuram, earning him the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982, Niyogam, Vilayattam, Kaimudrakal, Nananja Mannu, Thaliyola and Adayalangal which fetched him the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in 2007.