Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
|Born||1940 (age 81–82)|
|Occupation||Poet, Editor, Critic|
|Alma mater||Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University|
|Notable awards||Vyas Samman|
Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari (born 1940) is an Indian poet, editor, critic and a former president of the Sahitya Akademi who served to the post from 2013 to 2018. He has published around 50 books in Hindi on various genres such as criticism, poetry, travelogues, biographies, interviews besides editing books.
He was born in 1940 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He obtained BA with Hindi from Gorkhapur University and MA and PhD in Hindi literature. He served as the head of the department and acharya for Hindi at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University until he retired in 2001. After starting his writing career he published his first uncertain book in 1970.
|2019||Sahitya Akademi Fellowship||Contribution to Hindi literature||Won|||
|2019||Gangadhar National Award||—||Nominated|||
|2011||Vyas Samman||Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega||Won|||