Jhumpa Lahiri presents her latest book
Jhumpa Lahiri is a Pulitzer-winning author known for her short stories, novels and essays in
English, and, more recently, in Italian. Her debut collection of short-stories Interpreter of Maladies, (1999) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In her works, Lahiri explored the Indian-immigrant experience in America. In 2011 she moved to Rome and published two books in Italian In altre parole (2015) and Il vestito dei libri (2016) and translated some of her own writings and those of other authors from Italian into English. In 2014, Lahiri was awarded the National Humanities Medal. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
In this talk she will present and discuss her latest book The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories in dialogue with Nicoletta Pireddu, Professor of Italian Literature at Georgetown University.
Friday, November 8 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Reiss Science Building, 103
37th and O St., N.W., Washington