poet, author & translator
Jerry Pinto is the author of several books including, ‘Em and the Big Hoom’ for which he won the Windham-Campbell Award administered by Yale’s Beinicke Library and the Sahitya Akademi award. His study, “Helen: The Life and Times of a Bollywood H-Bomb” won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema. His novel “Murder in Mahim” won the REC-VOW award for fiction and his translation of Baburao Bagul’s stories won the Atta-Galata Prize for Fiction. He is on the board of MelJol which works in the sphere of child rights; and is a trustee of SPARROW (Sound and Picture Archive for Research on Women) and the People’s Free Reading Room and Library, Bombay’s first library that opened its doors to the Indian reading public. He has taught journalism at SCM Sophia for the past thirty years.