Jerry Pinto

Jerry Pinto is a Mumbai-based writer of poetry, prose and children’s fiction. His novel Em and the Big Hoom (2012) won the Windham-Campbell Award managed by the Beinecke Library, Yale University; the Sahitya Akademi Award; the Hindu Lit for Life Award; and the Crossword Award. His analysis of the figure of Helen in Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb (2006) won him the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema. He is on the board of MelJol, an NGO that works in the child rights space; SPARROW, an archive for women; and The People’s Free Reading Room & Library, one of his city’s first public libraries.