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. Shroff is the winner of the John Gilgun Fiction Award and holds 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. His novel, Waiting for Jonathan Koshy, was a finalist for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, and will publish shortly in China. His collection of digital shorts, Fasttrack Fiction, was published by Juggernaut Books, India’s fastest-growing digital reading platform. Shroff represented Mumbai at the London Short Story Festival and 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, the Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism at the University of Southern California, the 2017 Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Myanmar, and the 2019 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. He has completed an India collection of stories and is currently at work on the third part of his Mumbai trilogy.