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Jerry Pinto

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Jerry Pinto. Photo: Vinit Bhatt
Vinit Bhatt Jerry Pinto. Photo: Vinit Bhatt

Jerry Pinto is a man of many faces. As an editor, he worked with Man’s World magazine and Paprika Media. As a freelance journalist, he has written for The Hindustan Timesand Mint. Jerry’s poetry has been published in several anthologies, and as a collection in Asylum (Allied Publishers). His works of fiction and non-fiction have gone into severalreprints, and include Helen: The Life and Times of an H Bomb (Penguin India) which won the National Award for Best Book on Cinema. His latest offering, Em and the Big Hoom (Aleph Book Co.) has been described as “insanely good” by The Indian Express and “bright, sweet and heart-breaking” by India Today. He is now associated with MelJol, an NGO that works in the sphere of child rights, and is also a guest lecturer at the Social Communications Media department of the Sophia Polytechnic.

Jerry Pinto will be in conversation with Nilanjana Roy on Fiction First: Writing a Stunning Debut Novel in Chennai on February 16, 2013 at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in Lady Andal School. He will also moderate a session - Kingdom of Dreams - at which actors Shriya Saran and Sharmila Tagore will speak, on February 17, 2013 at the same venue.

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