Jhumpa Lahiri

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ಜುಂಪಾ ಲಾಹಿರಿ, ジュンパ ラヒリ, جومپا لاهیری, and 27 others G'umpah Lahiri, జుంపా లహరి, ഝുംപാ ലാഹിരി, Джумпа Лахири, Jhumba Lahiri, ਝੁੰਪਾ ਲਾਹਿੜੀ, Nilanjana Svadeshna Lahiri, Jhumpa Lahiri, جوومپا لاهیری, 줌파 라히리, ג׳ומפה להירי, Gûmpā Lahîrî, झुंपा लहिरी, ঝুম্পা লাহিড়ী, Gʾumpah Lahiri, Džhumpa Lāhirī, ג'ומפה להירי, ジュンパ・ラヒリ, Jūmpā Lāhīrī, 鍾芭·拉希莉, ஜும்ப்பா லாஹிரி, Nilanjana Svadeshna, لاهيري، جومپا, ጀምፓ ላሂሪ, झुम्पा लाहिड़ी, Nilanjana Sudeshna, Nilanjana Sudeshna Lahiri
July 11, 1967

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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 in 2018, published her first novel in Italian called Dove mi trovo and also compiled, edited and translated the Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories which consists of 40 Italian short stories written by 40 different Italian writers. 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 has been a professor of creative writing …

Books by Jhumpa Lahiri