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Rohinton Mistry fonds
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PEN Canada fundraising gala

File consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, three drafts, and the final text for a presentation entitled, "Words and music : an evening with Rohinton Mistry," held at Harbourfront on 18 October 2012. The file also includes audio recordings of Mistry's interview with Eleanor Wachtel as part of CBC Radio's Writers & Co.

PEN Canada gala

File consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding a presentation entitled, "Words and music : an evening with Rohinton Mistry," held at Harbourfront on 18 October 2012, on the opening night of the International Festival of Authors.

PEN Canada member-at-large

File consists of correspondence, agendas and minutes for meetings of the PEN Canada Board of Directors, and press releases.

PEN Canada member-at-large

File consists of correspondence, agendas and minutes for meetings of the PEN Canada Board of Directors, and press releases.

PEN Canada member-at-large

File consists of correspondence, agendas and minutes for meetings of the PEN Canada Board of Directors, and press releases.

PEN Canada member-at-large

File consists of correspondence, agendas and minutes for meetings of the PEN Canada Board of Directors, and press releases.

PEN Canada member-at-large

File consists of correspondence, agendas and minutes for meetings of the PEN Canada Board of Directors, and press releases.

PEN Canada member-at-large

File consists of correspondence, agendas and minutes for meetings of the PEN Canada Board of Directors, and press releases.

Photo exhibit request

File consists of a request to write captions for a Parsee photo exhibit in Bangalore, including digital copies of the images by Mahendra Sinh.

Remember Saro-Wiwa? (commemoration, Nov. 10/05)

File consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications regarding an event organized by PEN Canada and the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation to commemorate the execution of Saro-Wiwa in Nigeria. Rohinton Mistry spoke at the celebration of Saro-Wiwa's life.

Requests to contribute essays, blurbs

File consists of correspondence with publications that include The Globe & Mail, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Newsweek International, Asia Literary Review, and the CBC.

Research trip (India, 2002-2003)

File consists of correspondence, research notes, readings at the United World College in Poona, itineraries for visits to Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi and Gujarat, and photographs.

Rohinton Mistry fonds

  • F0180
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2014

The fonds consists of records that document Mistry's career as a writer, including financial records, personal and professional correspondence, publicity files, first editions and translations of his published works, notes, drafts and galleys of his short stories, travel essays and novels, including "Tales from Firoszsha Baag," "Such a Long Journey," "A Fine Balance," and "Family Matters." It also includes records documenting his work with his literary agent and publishers, his selection to the Oprah Book Club, the burning and banning of "Such a Long Journey" at the University of Mumbai in September 2010, Mistry's involvement with literary festivals and awards, and his support of organizations devoted to literacy, humanitarianism, and writers.

Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-

Royal Society of Literature

File consists of letters of invitation to accept a fellowship, its acceptance in 2010, and subsequent correspondence regarding the Society's activities.

Saturday Night

File consists of a magazine with an article by Rohinton Mistry, "Edinburgh or bust" (pp. 39-41).

Shiv Sena : book burning (Such a Long Journey) : 1 of 4

File consists of correspondence, press releases, and media coverage concerning the burning of this book at the gates to University of Mumbai by students belonging to the right-wing political party and its removal from the literature syllabus in September 2010, as well as Rohinton Mistry's statement published as an essay in The Globe & Mail.

Shiv Sena : book burning (Such a Long Journey) : 2 of 4

File consists of correspondence, press releases, and media coverage concerning the burning of this book at the gates to University of Mumbai by students belonging to the right-wing political party and its removal from the literature syllabus in September 2010.

Shiv Sena : book burning (Such a Long Journey) : 3 of 4

File consists of correspondence, press releases, and media coverage concerning the burning of this book at the gates to University of Mumbai by students belonging to the right-wing political party and its removal from the literature syllabus in September 2010.

Shiv Sena : book burning (Such a Long Journey) : 4 of 4

File consists of correspondence, press releases, and media coverage concerning the burning of this book at the gates to University of Mumbai by students belonging to the right-wing political party and its removal from the literature syllabus in September 2010.

Speaking requests

File consists of correspondence regarding events organized by a wide range of venues, including: Bata Shoe Museum, Ottawa Public Library, Eden Mills Festival, University of Cambridge, and the Penguin (India) annual lecture.

Story for PEN Canada anthology : writing life

File consists of drafts of the manuscript, galleys, and the copy-edited manuscript for a short story, "Welcome to Acadan," donated to the fundraising initiative, as well as other quotes, statements, and contributions for various PEN events, press conferences, and its annual report.

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