Rohinton Mistry





Rohinton Mistry

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born
in Bombay, India
July 03, 1952

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Rohinton Mistry is considered to be one of the foremost authors of Indian heritage writing in English. Residing in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Mistry belongs to the Parsi Zoroastrian religious minority.

Mistry’s first novel, Such a Long Journey (1991), brought him national and international recognition. Mistry’s subsequent novels have achieved the same level of recognition as his first. His second novel, A Fine Balance (1995), concerns four people from Bombay who struggle with family and work against the backdrop of the political unrest in India during the mid-1970s. The book won Canada’s Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. It was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist...more


Average rating: 4.24 · 96,775 ratings · 6,443 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
A Fine Balance
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 76,361 ratings — published 1995 — 56 editions
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Family Matters
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 12,644 ratings — published 2001 — 37 editions
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Such a Long Journey
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,329 ratings — published 1991 — 34 editions
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Swimming Lessons and Other ...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,934 ratings — published 1987 — 25 editions
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The Scream
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2008
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Threebies: Rohinton Mistry
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2003
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Tales from Firozsha Baag
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“...you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. In the end it’s all a question of balance.”
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

“Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.”
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

“Everyone underestimates their own life. Funny thing is, in the end, all our stories...they're the same. In fact, no matter where you go in the world, there is only one important story: of youth, loss and yearning for redemption. So we tell the same story, over and over. Only the details are different. ”
Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters

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