Murzban F Shroff

Murzban F. Shroff is a Mumbai-based writer. He has published his fiction with over 65 literary journals in the U.S. and UK. His stories have appeared in journals like The Gettysburg Review, The Minnesota Review, The Saturday Evening Post, Chicago Tribune, and World Literature Today. His non-fiction has appeared in India Abroad, The New Engagement, and The American Scholar. Shroff is the winner of the John Gilgun Fiction Award and has garnered six Pushcart Prize nominations, the highest award for the short story in the U.S. His short story collection, Breathless in Bombay, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the best debut category from Europe and South Asia, and rated by the Guardian as among the ten best Mumbai books. The work was adopted as course material at the Simon Fraser University in Canada, along with the works of Virginia Woolf and Don DeLillo. His novel, Waiting for Jonathan Koshy, was a finalist for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize and has been published in India and China. His third book, Fasttrack Fiction, serves up a collection of literary nuggets for the digital reader. Shroff represented Mumbai at the London Short Story Festival (2015), the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Myanmar (2017 and 2109), and the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai (2019). He was invited to speak about his work at the Gandhi Memorial Center in Bethesda, the University of California Los Angeles, California State University Monterey Bay, the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, and the Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism at the University of Southern California. Shroff’s fourth book, Third Eye Rising, will publish in January 2021 in the United States and Europe. He can be contacted on

Reviews and Press:

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To see the book launch of Waiting for Jonathan Koshy, please visit:


To see Murzban’s lecture at the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley, please visit:



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Breathless in Bombay:


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