Hasan Azizul Huq (b. 1939) has published over two dozen books and won some of the most prestigious awards in the Bengali-speaking world, including the Bangla Academy Award (1970) and the Ananda Puraskar (2008). In 1999, he received the Ekushey Padak, the second-highest civilian award of Bangladesh. Huq’s first published volume was Samudrer Swapna, Shiter Aranya (1964). Among other notable volumes are: Atmaja o Ekti Karabi Gaachh (1967), Jeebon Ghase Agun (1973), Namhin Gotrohin (1974), Pataale, Haspataale (1981), Kathakataa (1981), Aprakasher Bhaar (1988), Ma Meyer Sansar (1997) and Raarbanger Golpo (1999). He has written two autobiographies: Phire Jai Phire Ashi and Uki Diye Digonto. His work has been translated into English, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Czech and Japanese.