Homen Borgohain’s literary career spreads over almost six decades since the late fifties of the twentieth century. Since then he has kept his readers from different strata of the society captivated by his writings in different genres. His writings exhibit his deep understanding of humanity and a deeper sense of ethical commitment. His journalistic writings as a columnist and as the editor of an Assamese daily have the impact of popular writing in different spheres. His large number of writings encompasses novels, short stories, poems, essays, articles and autobiographical writings etc. Majority of his works are autobiographical in nature that arouses interest and curiosity among the readers.
Known for his non-conformist views, Homen Borgohain has played an active role as a journalist in bringing forth socio-political issues through his writings and at times even played a key role in the political scenario of the state.