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Jhumpa Lahiri

Born: Jul 11, 1967

Birthplace: London

Profession: Writer

Nationality: India

Jhumpa Lahiri

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1967
Birth Place : London

Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri's debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into the popular film of the same name. She was born Nilanjana Sudeshna but goes by her nickname Jhumpa. Lahiri is a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama. Her book The Lowland, published in 2013, was a nominee for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. Lahiri is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.

Profession


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist

Also known as


  • Nilanjana Sudheshna Lahiri

Spouse


  • Alberto Vourvoulias

Children


  • Octavio Vourvoulias
  • Noor Lahiri Vourvoulias

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
  • O. Henry Award
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
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