Pa. Raghavan is a renowned Tamil author. His works cover a wide range of topics from fictional works such as Yathi, Iravan and Poonai Kathai to political and historical books that include Dollar Desam, Nilamellam Raththam and Mayavalai.
Born and brought up in Chennai, Pa. Raghavan is an engineering graduate. Due to his passion for writing, he became a journalist. From 1989 to 2003, he worked in various popular publications such as Amuthasurabhi, Kalki, and Kumudam. He was the first editor of Kumudam Junction, which filled the gap between popular and literary magazines in Tamil. From 2004 to 2011, he was active in the publishing industry. As the chief editor of Kizhakku Pathippagam, he was instrumental in unearthing new writing talent and bring out several important books. He is now a full time writer.
He has written 13 novels and over 60 non fiction books. He has been awarded the Bharatiya Basha Parishad award for his literary works. He has also penned dialogues for two movies and over 15 TV shows. Through the writeRoom Channel of his digital publication – Bukpet, he has started coaching and mentoring upcoming writers.