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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-

Financial Records

Consists of royalty statements, letters of permission, contracts, correspondence with agents and other material that documents financial transactions related to the sales and marketing of Mistry's work.

Booker at bedtime

File consists of a reading from Such a Long Journey, read by Emma Fielding and produced by David Hunter.

Writers & Company

File consists of a reading from Such a Long Journey, read by Sugith Varudhers and produced by Sandra Rabinovitch.

BBC Radio 4, Blyton in Bombay

File consists of a recording of a radio documentary that examines the impact of the work of children's writer Enid Blyton on the residents of Bombay.

CBC Radio, The Arts Today

File consists of a recording of the episode broadcast on 14 October 2002, hosted by Eleanor Wachtel in discussion with Connie Rooke and Philip Coulter regarding the writing of Rohinton Mistry, and sent to Mistry by Wachtel on 28 October 2002.

Oprah's book club

File consists of a recording of Oprah Winfrey interviewing Rohinton Mistry on 30 November 2001 and 24 January 2002.

TVO, Big ideas

File consists of a recording of an episode hosted by Irshad Manji that includes a lengthy commentary on Family Matters delivered as a lecture by literary reviewer Robert Adams, and an interview of Rohinton Mistry by Tina Srebotnjak.

University of Toronto : convocation

File consists of a recording of the university's spring convocation, including the address by Rohinton Mistry when he received the honorary degree of doctor of letters.

Dianne Rehms show

File consists of an interview done in Washington, D.C. for National Public Radio while on a book tour promoting Family Matters.

World Literature Today

File consists of a magazine with an article by Rohinton Mistry, "'The Road from there to here' : the 2012 Neustadt Prize lecture" (pp. 45-50), followed by articles by two writers and a playwright discussion Mistry's literary work (pp. 51-56).

The New Yorker

File consists of a magazine with an article by Rohinton Mistry, "Empire Records" (p. 58).

Saturday Night

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

Toronto

File consists of a magazine with a brief article by Ellen Vanstone with accompanying photograph identifying Rohinton Mistry as part of "The Next Wave" (p. 31).

Destinations

File consists of a magazine with an article by Rohinton Mistry, "Once upon a time in Bombay" (pp. 24-33). The "Editor's note" on p. 3 refers to Mistry as "A new strength in travel writing."

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to symposia, colloquia, and literary festivals in Galle, Sri Lanka and Jaipur, and to attend book prizes and launches, as well as requests for feedback by other writers and for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published and by various causes and campaigns.

Correspondence : part 2 of 2

File consists of requests to participate in literary festivals and the Canadian Citizens' Jury on the events of 11 September 2001, to lecture at Chapman University in California, and to provide feedback for writers' manuscripts and quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence : part 1 of 2

File consists of requests to participate in literary festivals, and to provide feedback for writers' manuscripts and quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to literary events such as the Adelaide festival, and requests for readings, public speaking, and quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to participate on the jury for the Toronto International Film Festival and book prize juries, requests to participate in the programs of book clubs and to provide feedback for writers' manuscripts, invitations to literary events and to lecture at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, and requests for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to literary dinners and events such as the Melbourne Festival, and requests for donations, public readings, participation in panel discussions, and quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

The Politics of bones

File consists of an uncorrected proof copy of a book by J. Timothy Hunt on Owens Wiwa and the struggle for Nigeria's oil.

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.

Correspondence

File consists of communications regarding the Leacock Festival, book club awards, requests for readings, an invitation to attend the Iowa Writers' Workshop as a visiting professor, and requests for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of requests to participate in literary festivals, research by students on Rohinton Mistry's novels (including a doctoral dissertation), for donations, for public readings and lectures, and for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published or feedback on the work of other writers.

Correspondence

File consists of communications regarding the Banff Centre photography project, invitations to book events at the Indian and French consulates, and requests for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to literary festivals and to apply for the position of Director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, requests for public readings and for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published (the request regarding Maximum City was granted).

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to book events at the Toronto International Film Festival and the French and American embassies, and requests for public readings, written contributions to anthologies, and for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to participate in the Los Angeles Festival of Books and various book launches, requests for interviews, public readings, and donations, as well as a catalogue from Faber & Faber promoting the paperback edition of Family Matters published in the United Kingdom.

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to literary festivals, symposia, and interviews, communications with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and with the University of Toronto regarding an honorary degree for the Dalai Lama, and requests for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of interviews by fax or electronic mail with various publications for editions in France, Brazil, Israel, and other countries. as well as requests for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of requests to deliver a keynote address for the Commonwealth Foundation, invitations to conferences, and requests for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published.

Correspondence

File consists of invitations to participate in literary festivals in Windsor and Brisbane, requests for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published and for contributions to anthologies, and communication with an aspiring writer.

Correspondence

File consists of requests for participation in interviews, book clubs, literary festivals and awards, for quotations to be used in promoting books soon to be published, as well as a request from the CBC to make a documentary on the life and times of Rohinton Mistry.

Correspondence

File consists of requests for interviews, essays, and promotional quotes for books soon to be published, as well as a calendar with handwritten annotations regarding engagements.

Correspondence

File consists of communications with the CBC, the Book Channel, World Economic Forum, IMPAC Award, Commonwealth Foundation, Irish Times, and publishers in Denmark, Brazil, Spain, Germany, and France, as well as requests for blurbs for books soon to be published.

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

File consists of correspondence, the nominations list (Family Matters was shortlisted as a finalist), and promotional material for the award.

Travel for prizes, festivals

File consists of itineraries and receipts for travel to events including the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Booker Prize, Edinburgh Book Festival, and book tours in the United States, Norway, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Spain.

Writers' Trust of Canada

File consists of correspondence, invitations, and programme for the dinner where Rohinton Mistry received the Timothy Findley Award (author in mid-career).

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.

India trip

File consists of correspondence, itineraries, and material for a reading in Bombay for St. Xavier's College students, and public readings sponsored by Penguin India and TimeOut.

Harvard Alumni Association

File consists of correspondence, and details regarding the programme, Rohinton Mistry's reading, and the panel discussion that was part of the Global Series Conference in Toronto.

PEN Canada member-at-large

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

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