Jhumpa Lahiri will read from her first non-fiction book, In Atlre Parole/In Other Words, which was published in Italy in 2015 and in the United States in 2016, followed by a conversation about translation, the relationship between language and belonging, and the simultaneous experience of limits and freedom that emerges when expressing yourself in a new language.
Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of two novels, and two collections of short stories, one of which, Interpreter of Maladies' (1999), won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000. In 2015 she published her first non-fiction work In Altre Parole. It was translated and published in English in 2016. In 2015 Lahiri was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal by the NEH at the White House. Lahiri has also won the PEN/Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize (for the short story "Interpreter of Maladies"), the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Vallombrosa Von Rezzori Prize and the Asian American Literary Award. In 2002 Lahiri held a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2006. In September 2015 she joined the Lewis Center for the Art's Program in Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University as Professor of Creative Writing.
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