Rohinton Mistry is the author of three novels, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a collection of short stories.
Born in Bombay, Rohinton Mistry came to Canada in 1975. His first novel, Such a Long Journey was made into an acclaimed feature film in 1998. His books have won multiple awards, and he has accepted honorary degrees from several universities. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009, he was shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2011, and winner of the 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. His work has been published in more than 30 languages.
Between 2005 - 2015, the Man Booker International Prize recognised one writer for their achievement in fiction.
Worth £60,000, the prize was awarded every two years to a living author who had published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
The winner was chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there were no submissions from publishers.
The Man Booker International Prize was different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlighted one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. In focusing on overall literary excellence, the judges considered a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.