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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jhumpa Lahiri to Discuss Her Writing and the Immigrant Experience

Jhumpa Lahiri

The 13th annual Great Writers, Great Reading Series continues with Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri on Monday, October 10, 7 p.m. at The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue.

Lahiri received the Pulitzer in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Lahiri’s 2003 novel The Namesake expands on the perplexities of the immigrant experience and the search for identity and was published to great acclaim. Her book of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth, received the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and The Lowland won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. Her most recent novel, In Other Words, explores the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language. In 2015 Lahiri was the recipient of the prestigious National Humanities Medal by the NEH at the White House.

This installment of Great Writers, Great Readings is presented by the Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing Program, the Hofstra Cultural Center, the Office of International Student Affairs and Hofstra University Honors College. Admission is free and the reading is open to the public. For more information call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

Photo of Jhumpa Lahiri by Liana Miuccio

 

About the author

Ginny Greenberg

Ginny Greenberg is director of public relations and an alumna of Hofstra University.

Email her at prpgse@hofstra.edu .

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