Karthikayil Padmanabhan Appan (August 25, 1936 – December 14, 2008), better known as K. P. Appan, was a renowned literary critic in Malayalam. Born in Alappuzha, Kerala, Appan worked as a Professor of Malayalam literature at S N College, Kollam, Kerala.
In 2008, K. P. Appan won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award for his collection of essays in Malayalam, Madhuram Ninte Jeevitham. The award was announced after his death.. He was born in 1963 at Alappy.
Books by K. P. Appan
Malayala Bhavana: Mullyangalum Sangharshangalum
Bible: Velichathinte Kavacham
Kalapam, Vivadam, Vilayiruthal
Katha: Akhyanavum Anubhava Sathayum
Utharadhunikatha: Varthamanavum Vamsavaliyum
Charithrathe Aghadahamakkiya Guru
Swargam theernnu pokunnu narakam nilanilkunnu
Marunna Malayalam Novel
Maduram Ninte jeevitham
Charithrathe Ningalkoppam Kootuka