Jhumpa Lahiri

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri documented the lives and struggles of Indian immigrants like herself in such novels and short story collections as iInterpreter of Maladies/i (1999), iThe Namesake/i (2003) ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1967 in London, UK

Filmography

Writer (2)

In Treatment 2010 (Tv Show)

Story By

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

(from novel: "Namesake") (Source Material)
Actor (1)

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Jhumpa Mashi (Actor)

Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri documented the lives and struggles of Indian immigrants like herself in such novels and short story collections as <i>Interpreter of Maladies</i> (1999), <i>The Namesake</i> (2003) and <i>The Lowland</i> (2013). Lahiri burst onto the literary scene at the dawn of the new millennium with <i>Interpreter of Maladies</i>, which became one of the few short story collections to win the Pulitzer. After winning the Pulitzer, she soon proved to be a skillful and prolific writer in several mediums, including novels like <i>The Namesake</i>, non-fiction essays on cooking for <i>The New Yorker</i>, and even academic material on Renaissance studies. Lahiri also served on the board of major literary organizations like the President's Committee on the Arts of Humanities, but her fiction remained her most potent showcase, where her stories of immigrant culture and assimilation into American society underscored her status as one of the modern literary world's most acclaimed figures.

Relationships

Noor Lahiri Vourvoulias Actor

Daughter

Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush

Husband

EDUCATION

Boston University

MFA in Creative Writing; MA in Comparative Literature; Ph.D in Renaissance Studies

Barnard College

1989

Milestones

2013

Second novel, <i>The Lowland</i>, is released

2010

Served as consultant for third season of "In Treatment"

2008

Second book of short stories, <i>Unaccustomed Earth</i>, is published

2006

Appeared in the film adaptation of <i>The Namesake</i>

2003

First novel, <i>The Namesake<i>, is published

2000

Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

1999

Published first book, <i>Interpreter of Maladies</i>

Bonus Trivia

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Awarded the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best Fiction Debut of the Year in 1999.

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Awarded the 2000 James Beard Foundation M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for the feature "Indian Takeout" in Food & Wine.

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Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002.

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Received the Asian American Literary Award for Unaccustomed Earth in 2008.

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Taught Creative Writing at both Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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