Kalpatta Narayanan hails from Wayanad district, Kerala. He is noted for his stories, essays and poems. Ithramathram, Samayaprabhu, Ozhinja Vrukshachayayil, Avar Kannukondu Kelkkunnu etc are his major works.
He is a recipient of several awards including the Ayyappan Puraskaram for his anthology, Oru Mudanthante Suvishesham in 2013 and the Basheer Literary Award for his book, Kavithayude Jeevacharithram in 2015. He has also received the Doha Pravasi Malayali Award, Dr. T. Bhaskaran Award, V. T. Kumaran Award, Shanthakumaran Thampi Award, C. P. Sivadasan Award and Dr. P. K. Rajan Award. In 2017, Kavithayude Jeevacharithram was selected for Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary Crticism.