Norbert D’Souza, popularly known as Na D’Souza in Kannada literature was born on 6 June 1937 in Sagara, Karnataka. A Konkani Roman Catholic, he belongs to the Charodi community, the second largest Konkani Roman Catholic community in the region. He is the son of Philip D’Souza who came from an artisan family i.e., builders of house called Maista from Murdeshwara, the South Kanara District of Karnataka. He was a Government employee for more than 37 years. He has more than 40 novels, short stories, plays and literature for children to his credit. He is a recipient of the Central Sahitya Akademi’s Bala Sahitya Puraskar for his children’s novel Mulugadeya Oorige Bandavaru, the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award (1993), the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (1998), and the Alvas Nudisiri Award (2006). His two novels Dweepa (Island) and Kadina Benki (Forest Fire) were made into motion pictures and won National awards. His novels Mulugade and Kolaga are prescribed for study in Mangalore University and Bangalore University. He has an Honorary Doctorate (DLit) from Kuvempu University, Karnataka.