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Jhumpa Lahiri

American author of Indian origin

1967   -  

genre: novel
country of citizenship: United States of America, India, United Kingdom
language of expression: Italian, English
educated at: Boston University, Barnard College
occupation: novelist, writer, university teacher, actor, screenwriter
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, O. Henry Award, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, National Humanities Medal, Viareggio-Versilia International Prize, Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, Asian American Literary Awards
influenced by: Anton Chekhov

Nilanjana Sudeshna "Jhumpa" Lahiri (born July 11, 1967) is an American author known for her short stories, novels and essays in English, and, more recently, in Italian. Her debut collection of short-stories Interpreter of Maladies (1999) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her first novel, The Namesake (2003), was adapted into the popular film of the same name. Her second story collection Unaccustomed Earth (2008) won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, while her second novel, The Lowland (2013), was a finalist for both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. In these works, Lahiri explored the Indian-immigrant experience in America. In 2011, Lahiri moved to Rome, Italy and has since then published two books of essays, and has a forthcoming novel, written in Italian. She has also translated some of her own writings and those of other authors from Italian into English.In 2014, Lahiri was awarded the National Humanities Medal. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
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Interpreter of Maladies

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The Namesake

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Unaccustomed Earth

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The Lowland

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A Temporary Matter

short story by Jhumpa Lahiri

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