Among the bygone literary giants of Thalassery, the work of Nettur P. Damodaran titled ‘Narmadayude Nattil’ and the work of Sri. Chirukandan Vakeel titled ‘nanum ente kannil kandathum’ were available. Other prominent writers of Thalassery include S.K. Balakrishnan, K.M. Kumaraswamy sanyasi, Krishnananda swamikal(Thiruvangad sri krishnakurup) and vidwan K.K. Sukumaran.
Famous literary critic and former editor of ‘Deshabimani’, Thayat Sankaran, Former State Secretary of the CPM, N.E. Balaram, former Associate Editor for Malayala Manorama, Sri. Moorkoth Kunchappa and Sri A.N.P. Ummerkutty, former Director, Kerala Bhasha Institute were native of Thalassery.
Former Secretary, Kerala Sahitya Academay, Sri. Pavanan, famous artist and essayist Sri. N.V.Devan (He is a native of Chokli and his work Devaspandanam got vayalar award), K.P. Vijayan, Mathruboomi (retired), author of the famous book ‘Keralathile Africa’, Sri. K. Panoor, K. Ubaidulla, Malayla Manorama (retired), K. M.Gopi, National Library(Retired), Moorkoth Ramunni, retired administrator of Nagaland, M.P. Balakrishan, retired Principal, DIET, Palayad, Vidwan K.K. Sukumaran, C.P. Achuthan who was writing in Deshabimani and Chinta etc are the pride of Thalassery.
M.P. Radhakrishnan, the founder of the premier educational establishment Mahatma College Thalassery, acquired a distinctive position for his literary works published in the prestigious weekly ‘Mathruboomi’. His study on the literary works of ‘Madavi Kutty’ was a noted work.
Famous artist and speaker K.K. Marar wrote several noted short stories and essays in his earlier days.
The former Chief Editor of Desabhimani Weekly, Sri. I.V. Das, APS Sadik, Ragavan iyyathukad are also native of Thalassery.
Sri. Sukumar Andaloor is a noted poet after VVK in the literary history of Thalassery. He writes in the prestigious Mathurboomi weekly and is also a well known photographer.
Sri. Patyam Ramakrishan, poet and disciple of Vagbhadananda, Rajan Palayad, Ramachandran Mokeri, Headmaster, Saint Joseph’s High School, Sethumadhavan Koyithatta, Kaviyoor Rajagopalan, Premachadran (son of Dr.Ramakrishnan and who expired at a young age) are also poets of Thalassery.
Sri Vengayil Kunchiraman Nair and Moorkoth Kumaran were among the first generation writers of short stories, a highly rich literary segment of the Malayalam Literature. The noted short story writer Sreedharan Chambad mainly depicted in his stories the struggles inside the Circus camps.
U.P. Jayaraj, K.Ponniyam K.K Rajesh, V.V. Rugmini, M.K. Manoharan, Padma Premanandan Chambad, M. Gokul Das etc. are also writers of Thalassery.
Though not a native of Thalassery, Sri. A N Prabhakaran, Teacher, Brennen College and Valsalan vathussery, Teacher, MG College, Mahe, both of them have adopted thalassry as their place of residence. Famous dramatist and critic N. Sasidharan and his daughter S.Sitara have also adopted Thalassery as their place of residence.
V.P.Kunchabdulla, Padmanabhan thalayi, Sreedharan Chambad, K. Ponnyam, V.V. Rugmini, are other noted novelists of Thalassery.
Famous writers of children’s literature, D.K.D Muzhappilangad, Chambadan Vijayan, noted translator and travel writer O. Krishnan, noted critic and Brennen college teacher A.T. Mohan Raj, noted film critic and writer O.P. Raj Mohan, Advocate Vayalam Harindranath, I.V. Babu, noted translator M.P. Kumaran, C.O.T. Ummer are also from Thalassery. Famous Music Director, K. Raghavan, famous artists Balan master, Soman, K.K. Marar, K.K. Sahadevan, Ponnyam Chandran, Sel Vel Melur are also from Thalassery. Famous Journalist, N.P. Rajendran who is working in Mathrubhoomi is also from Thalassery.