विश्वेश्वर प्रसाद कोइराला नेपालका प्रथम जन निर्वाचित प्रधानमन्त्री तथा नेपाली, हिन्दी भाषाका साहित्यकार थिए । उनले आफ्नो जीवनको लामो समयसम्म नेपाली कांग्रेसको नेतृत्व, सन् १९५९ देखि १९६० सम्म नेपालको प्रधानमन्त्री, र नेपालमा प्रजातन्त्र स्थापाना गर्नको लागि राजनीतिक नेतृत्व प्रदान गरे । नेपाली भाषा साहित्यमामा उनले मनोबैज्ञानिक कथाहरूको नयाँ प्रयोग गरे ।Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala (8 September 1914 – 21 July 1982) was a Nepali politician and a prolific writer. He was the Prime Minister of Nepal from 1959 to 1960. He led the Nepali Congress, a social democratic political party. Koirala was the first democratically elected and 22nd Prime Minister of Nepal. He held the office for 18 months before being deposed and imprisoned at the instruction of King Mahendra. The rest of his life was spent largely in prison or exile and in steadily deteriorating health. Widely regarded as one of the greatest political personalities of Nepal, Koirala was a staunch supporter of democracy. He asserted that guarantees of individual liberty and civil and political rights alone were not sufficient in a poor country like Nepal; democratic socialism was the solution to Nepal's underdevelopment.