Jerry Pinto is a well known poet, writer, editor and translator. He has an LLB from Government Law College, Mumbai and a degree in the humanities from Elphinstone College. He has written Em and the Big Hoom, a novel that won him The Crossword Prize, the Hindu Lit for Life Award and the Sahitya Akademi Award. In 2016, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Award for Fiction from Yale, USA. His next novel Murder in Mahim won the Valley of Words Award for Fiction. His third novel The Education of Yuri has just been published to near universal acclaim.
Mr Pinto is also a translator. He has translated Daya Pawar’s path-breaking autobiography Baluta, Sachin Kundalkar’s debut novel Cobalt Blue, Mallika Amar Sheikh’s I Want To Destroy Myself, Ganesh Matkari’s Half-Opened Windows, Baburao Bagul’s When I Hid My Caste, Eknath Awad’s Strike A Blow to Change the World, Vandana Mishra’s I The Salt Doll among others. His translation from Hindi of Swadesh Deepak’s I Have Not Seen Mandu has been acclaimed. He is now working on Konkani Dnyaanpeeth award winner Damodar Mauzo’s next novel. His work in nonfiction is equally illustrious. He has won the National Award for the Best Writing in Cinema for his analysis of Helen, the Life and Times of a Bollywood H-Bomb. His latest book is a biography of Chemould Art, Citizen Gallery. He has also written books for children. Anya and Her Baby Brother and My Daddy and the Well were on the Parag Honours List. Mr Pinto has two books of poetry, Asylum and I Want a Poem and Other Poems. Mr Pinto sits on the boards of MelJol which works in the sphere of child rights and the People’s Free Reading Room and Library. He has taught journalism at the postgraduate Social Communications Media course of the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.