Rohinton Mistry is the author of three novels, all of which have
been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a collection of short
stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag.
His first novel, Such a Long Journey, won the Governor
General''s Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, and
the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. It was
made into an acclaimed feature film in 1998.
A Fine Balance was winner of the Giller Prize, the
Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Los Angeles Times
Fiction Prize, the Royal Society of Literature''s Winifred Holtby
Award, and Denmark''s ALOA Prize. It was shortlisted for the
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Irish Times
International Fiction Prize, and the Prix Femina. In 2002, A
Fine Balance was selected for Oprah's Book Club.
Family Matters won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for
Fiction and the Canadian Authors Association Fiction Award. It was
shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and
the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Born in Bombay, Rohinton Mistry has lived in Canada since 1975. He
was awarded the Trudeau Fellows Prize in 2004, and a Guggenheim
Fellowship in 2005. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of
Literature in 2009, he was a finalist for the 2011 Man Booker
International Prize, and winner of the 2012 Neustadt International
Prize for Literature. In translation, his work has been published
in more than thirty languages.