Pawan Mishra is a leader in the technology and finance industries. He completed his education at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He spent the first eighteen years of his life in the small town of Aligarh in India and discovered his love of storytelling, reading, and writing during this time. This debut novel, Coinman, tells the story of the protagonist's peculiar habit and the incredible animosity it provokes in the people around him.
Pawan now lives in Morrisville, North Carolina, with his wife, Ritu, and two daughters, Mitali and Myra.
"The richness of the world around us constantly inspires me to write in a way that's humorous and symbolic at the same time. The small spontaneous things that constitute this beauty, sometimes bright and dark at other times, have so much left unsaid still that I find myself up against an immense number of doors. Coinman was one of such doors which opened several others as soon as I knocked at it." ~ Pawan Mishra
Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy
"Mishra’s debut comic novel is an absurdist tale of office and personal politics set in a small town in northern India. A funny, unusual read .."
~ Kirkus Indie Review
"This articulate, wryly amusing creation focuses on simple situations that often have an unexpected, almost magical, twist."
~IndieReader, 5 Stars
"A quirky, heartfelt novel about finding your identity - and keeping it. In Pawan Mishra's oddly charming novel, readers are welcomed into the strangely neurotic, passionate, and unfulfilled existence of Coinman. The author raises the banality of normal life to new heights within this novel, and does so in an amusing and thought-provoking way. The story is uniquely enjoyable, and Coinman is a character that will be hard to forget."
~SPR, 4 Stars
Coinman, a junior level office worker in India, has a number of eccentricities. The laughingstock of the office, he finds no relief at home; his wife Imli, an obsessed actress, completely vanishes into each role. When tough bully, Hukum, beautiful enchantress, Tulsi, and the office sage, Ratiram, unite the office to conspire against Coinman, they have no inkling of an apocalypse looming inside the office.