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Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for her debut collection, Interpreter of Maladies. Her second book, a novel, The Namesake, was made into an acclaimed film. Unaccustomed Earth has won many accolades, including the richest award for short story collections in the world, the Frank O’Connor Prize. Jhumpa Lahiri was born in England of Bengali parents. She moved to the USA as a child and now lives there with her husband and children.


Short story collections

Unaccustomed Earth (Bloomsbury, 2008) 

Winner: 2008 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize

Reviewed by Vanessa Gebbie


Interpreter of Maladies (Mariner Books, 1999) 

Winner: Pullitzer Prize for Fiction, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award