Manu Dash (India) is a poet, editor, translator, publisher, and curator of Odisha Art & Literature Festival. He has 18 books to his credit. He joined ‘Anam’ writers’ movement, an anti-establishment movement in Odia literature just before the promulgation of Emergency in India. He writes in English as well as in Odia, his native language.
He is the founder of Dhauli Books that catapulted into national fame in a short period of time under his tutelage. In 2018 Dhauli Books received the prestigious ‘Publishing Next Industry Award for the best Printed Book of the Year’ in Indian Languages.