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Name: Jhumpa Lahiri
Birth Date: July 11, 1967
Bith Place: London (UK)
Spouse: Alberto Vourvoulias (m. 2001)
Children: Octavio Vourvoulias, Noor Lahiri Vourvoulias
Books: Interpreter of Maladies (1999),
Unaccustomed Earth (2008),
The Namesake (2003)
The Lowland (2013)
In India, Jhumpa Lahiri is best known for her first novel, The Namesake which you later adapted into a movie by Mira Nair.The film was praised worldwide. And so was Jhumpa for writing such a fine novel.

But her next novel and recently been included in the shortlist of Man Booker Prize 2013, The Lowland is even better.

Her style of writing is very simple yet the reader flows with the writers seamless writing. Her writing is inspired by her own experience, as well as those of her parents, friends, acquaintances. Description in the her book are op class. She is a very keen observer something which is very apparent in her writing as well. She is the winner of prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her debut book “Interpreter of Maladies”.

Jhumpa Lahiri Awards

1993 – TransAtlantic Award from the Henfield Foundation
1999 – O. Henry Award for short story “Interpreter of Maladies”
1999 – PEN/Hemingway Award (Best Fiction Debut of the Year) for “Interpreter of Maladies”
1999 – “Interpreter of Maladies” selected as one of Best American Short Stories
2000 – Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
2000 – “The Third and Final Continent” selected as one of Best American Short Stories
2000 – The New Yorker’s Best Debut of the Year for “Interpreter of Maladies”
2000 – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her debut “Interpreter of Maladies”
2000 – James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for “Indian Takeout” in Food & Wine Magazine
2002 – Guggenheim Fellowship
2002 – “Nobody’s Business” selected as one of Best American Short Stories
2008 – Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for “Unaccustomed Earth”
2009 – Asian American Literary Award for “Unaccustomed Earth”

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