Jerry Pinto is a Mumbai-based Indian writer of poetry, prose and children’s fiction, as well as a journalist. Pinto writes in English, and his works include, Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb (2006) which won the Best Book on Cinema Award at the 54th National Film Awards, Surviving Women (2000) and Asylum and Other Poems (2003). His first novel, Em and the Big Hoom, was published in 2012 and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2016. He has won the Windham-Campbell prize in 2016 for his fiction. He has been working on translations of Marathi women saint poets, in collaboration with musician Neela Bhagwat.