Harekrishna Deka (born 1943) is considered one of the foremost writers of Assam with his novel experiments in modern and postmodern Assamese literature. He has distinguished himself in poetry, fiction and literary criticism.<br. Belonging to the Indian Police Service, Assam-Meghalaya cadre, he retired from service as the Director General of Police. After retirement, he briefly edited the Guwahati-based daily The Sentinel and then became the editor of the prestigious Assamese magazine Goriyoshi. He has written more than thirty books. He received the Sahitya Akademi award in 1987 for his poetry collection Aan Ejon, the Katha award for short story in 1996, Assam Valley Literary Award in 2010 for his overall contribution to Assamese literature, and the Padmanatha Bidyabinod Literary award in 2015 for his contribution to Assamese poetry.