born 1964, pen name of V.Annamalai) is a prominent Indian novelist in Tamil. He born in kazuthur village in cuddalore district, Thittakudi taluk.  Imayam’s first novel Koveru Kazhudhaigal, translated as Beasts of Burden by Lakshmi Holmstrom into English, was hailed as a landmark in Dalit fiction. By Profession he is a Teacher.