Madhuranthakam Narendra is a Telugu writer and academic. His novel Manodharma Paragam received the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2022. His other publications include six short story collections, four novels, two plays, and several critical essays. He has also edited more than fifteen books and presented research papers in more than a hundred seminars. He is a recipient of several awards and honours including the Madras Telugu Academy Award, Katha Award, New Mexico University reconocimiento, Telugu University Award, TANA and ATA Awards, and Rabindranath Tagore Puraskaram. He retired as a professor of English and Principal of SV University College, Tirupati.