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, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Reiss Science Building, 103
37th and O St., N.W., Washington


Humanities & Social Sciences , Georgetown College, Comparative Literature Program, English, Italian, Italian Research Institute

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