Faruq Mainuddin started his literary career with short story. His first book published in 1990. But, his interest spread to translation and travel-writing since the mid-1990s. His painstaking efforts and skill in translation is commendable, which has attracted attention of the readers and critics. His skill in making complex texts of economics and banking in simple Bengali for the general reader is unparalleled. He has so far authored more than two dozen of books. He received ‘IFIC Bank Literary Award 2011’ for excellence in translation, ‘Citibank-Ananda Alo Award 2019’ for travelogue and Bangla Academy Award 2019 for outstanding contribution to travel literature.