R.K. Narayan was an Indian writer who lived from 1906 to 2001. He was best known for writing about the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. R.K. Narayan was nominated for several Nobel Prizes in Literature. R.K. Narayan was known for putting his thoughts into words sporadically via essays, some published in newspapers and journals, some not. Next Sunday (1960) was his first book, a collection of essays published as informal essays.