Jhumpa Lahiri

Nilanjana Sudeshna Lahiri, better known as Jhumpa Lahiri, is an Indian-origin best-selling American author. She is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Hemingway Award for her first novel, The Namesake, which has also been adapted into a movie of the same name. Her second novel, The Lowland, was a finalist to both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. In 2011 she settled in Rome, Italy with her family, where she started learning the Italian language, and has subsequently written a number of essays, a novel and short stories in Italian. In 2014 Jhumpa received the National Humanities Medal and has also been a professor at Princeton University for creative writing since 2015.


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