Member of the Order of Canada
This author may be Canadian, but when he puts pen to paper, he often pays homage to his birthplace, India. His short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag, and novels — Such a Long Journey, A Fine Balance and Family Matters — have been lauded by many and bestowed with accolades such as a Governor General’s Award, a Giller Prize and a Man Booker International Prize nomination.
Fun fact: Mistry’s A Fine Balance was Oprah’s Book Club choice in November 2001. Ina review, Oprah said, “I’ve never encountered pages that took me so far, and removed me from my own way of life and way of thinking the way A Fine Balance did.”