Jhumpa Lahiri - October 3rd at 4:30pm - Alexander Library
Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of Interpreter of Maladies (which received the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award), The Namesake, The Lowland (winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature), Unaccustomed Earth (which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Asian American Literary Award), and numerous essays and stories in The New Yorker. Most recently, she has published two books in Italian, In altre parole [In Other Words], which received the Premio Internazionale Viareggio-Versilia, and Dove mi trovo. The recipient of a Guggenheim Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Jhumpa Lahiri was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and received the 2014 National Humanities Medal. She is a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.Photo credit: Liana Miuccio.
Pre-signed copies of The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories will be available for purchase at the end of Jhumpa Lahiri’s talk.
Sponsored by the SAS Humanities Dean, the Department of Italian, the Comparative Literature Program, the English Department and the Creative Writing Program.
No photography or audio/video taping.