2003-2004 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

Jhumpa Lahiri

Title: Jhumpa Lahiri
When: Wed, Mar 31 2004 | 8PM
: Rutgers Student Center. Multipurpose Room - New Brunswick
: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series


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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public
The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing




Jhumpa Lahiri is the youngest person to win the Pulitzer Prize. Her collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, is also one of the very few debut works – and only a handful of story collections – to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Interpreter of Maladies became an international bestseller and won a host of other awards and honors: it was named the Best Debut of the Year by The New Yorker, and won a PEN/Hemingway Award and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Addison Metcalf Award. Lahiri was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. Her first novel, The Namesake, was published in September of 2003, and was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection. Lahiri holds an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from Boston University, and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.