Harekrishna Deka is a prominent Assamese writer and has distinguished himself in poetry, fiction and literary criticism. He has also been writing on socio-political issues. He was a member of the Indian Police Service and was the Director General of Police of Assam before his retirement. After retirement he briefly edited the Guwahati-based daily 'The Sentinel' and then became the editor of the prestigious Assamese magazine 'Goriyoshi', from which also he took retirement. He has written more than 30 books. He received Sahitya Akademi award in 1987 for his poetry collection 'Aan Ejon'.