2003-2004 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

Jhumpa Lahiri

Title: Jhumpa Lahiri
When: Wed, Mar 31 2004 | 8PM
Where
: Rutgers Student Center. Multipurpose Room - New Brunswick
Category
: 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

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Biography

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.