Gregory David Roberts

Gregory David Roberts

in Melbourne, Australia
June 01, 1952



Gregory David Roberts is an Australian author, most noted for his novel Shantaram. He was a heroin addict and convicted bank robber who escaped from Pentridge Prison and fled to India where he lived for ten years.

Roberts lived in Melbourne, Germany and France, and finally returned to Mumbai, where he set up charitable foundations to assist the city's poor with health care coverage. Roberts was reunited with his daughter.

He also wrote the original screenplay for the movie adaptation of Shantaram (2011) as well as the screenplay for the 2008 film Allegra, which is about the modern slave-trade of women.

His new novel, The Mountain Shadow, continues the story of Shantaram and was published in October 2015.

Average rating: 4.24 · 93,081 ratings · 9,236 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors

4.25 avg rating — 91,054 ratings — published 2003 — 45 editions
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The Mountain Shadow

3.68 avg rating — 2,024 ratings — published 2015 — 20 editions
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Crime and Refuge

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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Shantaram The Mountain Shadow
Shantaram (2 books)
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“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
tags: love

“Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
tags: love



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