K. Satyanarayana is Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. Active in the student movement during the 1990s, he was founder-general secretary of Kula Nirmoolana Porata Samiti (Forum for Caste Annihilation). He also edited the little magazine Kulanirmoolana. His research interests are in the field of dalit studies and literary history. He is co-editor of No Alphabet in Sight and Steel Nibs are Sprouting, two comprehensive anthologies of dalit writing from South India.
He is the co-editor of The Exercise of Freedom.