Jerry Pinto is a poet, novelist and journalist living in Mumbai. His latest book EM and the big HOOM, is about growing up in Goa as a catholic with a mentally ill mother. Amithav Ghosh wrote about the book: “Em and The Big Hoom is a profoundly moving book: I cannot remember when I last read something as touching as this.” Jerry Pinto will stay at Bjærkebek in May, and he will have a leading role during the festival.