O L Nagabhushana Swamy is not only a renowned translator and Kannada author who has authored 37 books but also a person of diverse talents. He has ventured into writing film scripts, directing and acting in plays and sharing his expertise and passion through workshops in creative writing and film appreciation.
His work as an editor includes working with Aniketana, Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Bangalore (2001-2004); Member, General Council, Sahitya Academy, New Delhi (1994-1999); Dean, Faculty of Languages, Kannada University (1992-1995) and Member, Syndicate of Kannada University (1993-1995).
He has been recognized for his work through honors such as Sahitya Academy award for criticism, 1983, Tinamsri Award from Mysore University in 1984, Karnataka Sahitya Academy award for translation in 2001, and Central Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in 2016. His contribution especially to Kannada literature and in the field of translation is significant.