Rohinton Mistry, the Indian-born Canadian writer of English fiction has won the $ 50,000 US Neustadt International Literature Prize for outstanding literary achievement.
Mistry had authored Such a Long Journey, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Governor General's Award. He also wrote the acclaimed follow-up novels A Fine Balance and Family Matters. Most recently, he released the story Scream.
He is likely to accept the prize at the University of Oklahoma in October 2012. The university sponsors the prize along with the Neustadt family and World Literature Today. Born in 1952 in Mumbai, Mistry got a degree in mathematics from Bombay University and a BA in English and Philosophy from Toronto University.