In Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri, Joined by Professor Hisham Matar

Hosted by Barnard College

Jhumpa Lahiri '89 received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Her subsequent fictions—The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland—were published to great acclaim, as was her nonfiction exploration of the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language, In Other Words. Her most recent books are The Clothing of Books and her translation of Domenico Starnone’s novel Lacci (Ties). In 2015, Lahiri was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal by the NEH at the White House. She has also won the PEN/Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize, and the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.