Jerry Pinto


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Jerry Pinto is a Mumbai-based Indian writer of poetry, prose and children's fiction in English, as well as a journalist. His noted works include, Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb (2006) which won the Best Book on Cinema Award at the 54th National Film Awards, Surviving Women (2000) and Asylum and Other Poems (2003). His first novel Em and The Big Hoom was published in 2012.

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Em and The Big Hoom

4.10 avg rating — 3,540 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Murder in Mahim

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A Book of Light: When a Lov...

4.11 avg rating — 123 ratings5 editions
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Bombay, Meri Jaan: Writings...

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Surviving Women

3.23 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2000
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Bollywood Posters

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Helen: The Life And Times O...

3.50 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Confronting Love

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The Greatest Show on Earth:...

3.53 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Reflected in Water: Writing...

3.68 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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“I didn't go to bookshops to buy. That's a little bourgeois. I went because they were civilized places. It made me happy there were people who sat down and wrote and wrote and wrote and there were other people who devoted their lives to making those words into books. It was lovely. Like standing in the middle of civilization.”
Jerry Pinto, Em and The Big Hoom

“If there was one thing I feared as I was growing up . . .
No, that's stupid. I feared hundreds of things: the dark, the death of my father, the possibility that I might rejoice the death of my mother, sums involving vernier calipers, groups of schoolboys with nothing much to do, death by drowning.
But of all these, I feared the most the possibility that I might go mad too.”
Jerry Pinto, Em and The Big Hoom

“I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to deal with the world. It seemed too big and demanding and there was no fixed syllabus.”
Jerry Pinto, Em and The Big Hoom

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