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Rohinton Mistry fonds
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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-

Neustadt International Prize for Literature

File consists of correspondence regarding Rohinton Mistry's nomination, jury information, announcement of the award, an interview request by the BBC, correspondence regarding panels and other events at the Neustadt Festival in Oklahoma, itineraries, and other documents regarding the prize.

McClelland & Stewart : correspondence

File consists of correspondence with one of Rohinton Mistry's publisher regarding invitations to various events (including literary festivals), and use of his work in other publications.

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.

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.

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