Tarun Kanti Mishra is an Odia story writer who has more than 15 published books to his credit. He was honoured with the Odisha Sahitya Akademi award and Sarala Award for his contribution to literature. Mishra’s first story, Hey Pruthibira Nagarika was published in the Odia literary magazine Asantakaali, when he was only 14 years of age. His first anthology of short stories was published in 1968 when he was in college. He has so far published 18 anthologies and a novel. Many of his works have been translated into Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati and English.
His works included Aabrtara Duiti Swara, Nisangatara Swara, Komala Gandhaara, Bahubrihi, Jane Nirastra Attatayi, Bitansa, Prajaapatira Dena Naahi, Aakasha Setu, Bhaswati and Kehi Jane Eka Eka .Mishra has also been honoured with the Katha Award, New Delhi and Think Orissa Leadership Award.