Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and brought up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Brought up in America by a mother who wanted to raise her children to be Indian, she learned about her Bengali heritage from an early age. Lahiri graduated from South Kingstown High School and later received her B.A. in English literature from Barnard College in 1989. She then received multiple degrees from Boston University: an M.A. in English, an M.A. in Creative Writing, an M.A. in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies. She took up a fellowship at Provincetown's Fine Arts Work Center, which lasted for the next two years (1997-1998).In 2001, she married Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush, a journalist who was then Deputy Editor of TIME Latin America. Lahiri currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. She has been a Vice President of the PEN American Center since 2005.Lahiri taught creative writing at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Much of her short fiction concerns the lives of Indian-Americans, particularly Bengalis.She received the following awards, among others:1999 - PEN/Hemingway Award (Best Fiction Debut of the Year) for "Interpreter of Maladies";2000 - The New Yorker's Best Debut of the Year for "Interpreter of Maladies";2000 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her debut Interpreter of Maladies
The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake
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Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
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Interpreter of Maladies
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Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
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Unaccustomed Earth
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The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
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The Lowland
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In Other Words, Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri
In Other Words
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Only Goodness, Jhumpa Lahiri
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Only Goodness
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One World, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‎, Jhumpa Lahiri
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‎, Jhumpa Lahiri
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