Pradeep Biswal is a distinguished bilingual poet writing both in English and Odia. He has authored five anthologies of poetry in Odia, namely, Bhumisparasha, Dhusara Dhrupadi, Seshaloka, Prema Kavita and Pheriba Batare. ‘Jal Darpan’ and ‘Lautte Raaste Mein’ happen to be two collections of his poetry translated into Hindi. He has represented Odia Poetry at national level on many occasions. His poems have been published in Hindi, English, Tamil and other major Indian languages and have been included in the prestigious anthologies published by National Book Trust, Sahitya Akademi and Odisha Sahitya Academy. He received a Fellowship in Literature by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Culture in 1995. He has received many awards and felicitations from many literary and cultural organizations for his singular contribution to literature and culture.
A senior member of Indian Administrative Service, he is presently working as Additional Secretary in General Administration & Public Grievance Department, Government of Odisha. He lives with his wife and two sons at Bhubaneswar. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.