Join us for another top author conversation, followed by a virtual audience Q&A.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jhumpa Lahiri is an internationally bestselling, award-winning novelist, born in London to parents of West Bengali origin, and raised in Rhode Island. Her debut collection of stories, "Interpreter of Maladies," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel "The Namesake" was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Lahiri’s second novel, “The Lowland,” was a National Book Award Finalist and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It was listed as New York Times Notable Book, a Time Top Fiction book and an NPR “Great Read” among numerous other honors. Lahiri divides her time between Brooklyn and Rome, and chairs the creative writing department at Princeton University.
Fascinatingly, Jhumpa Lahiri wrote this book, her first in 10 years, in Italian and translated it into English herself. "Whereabouts" was excerpted in The New Yorker and is already receiving glowing reviews: “A meditative and aching snapshot of a life in suspension. The unnamed narrator, a single, middle-aged woman, lives a quiet life in an unnamed Italian city, ambling between cafes and storefronts, dinner parties with friends, and a leisurely career as a writer and teacher….This beautifully written portrait of a life in passage captures the hopes, frustrations, and longings of solitude and remembrance.”—Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER
Kate Tuttle is the interim books editor of The Boston Globe. She also serves on the executive board of the National Book Critics Circle. Her reviews and articles about books have also appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Salon.