Author Jhumpa Lahiri to visit UAlbany for Creative Life event

Jan 24, 2020 124

BY: Jack Rightmyer

Winning a Pulitzer Prize is a fantasy that most writers dream about especially in the early years of their writing careers. Then there's Jhumpa Lahiri who did just that, winning the Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 at the age of 32 with her first short story collection, "Interpreter of Maladies." She went on to write two bestselling novels, "The Namesake" (2003) and "The Lowland" (2013), and another story collection, "Unaccustomed Earth" (2008).

A decade ago she was living what looked like the perfect life in Brooklyn, a critically acclaimed and popular writer, teaching at Princeton University. But she was still looking for happiness, and during a visit to Rome in 2011 she finally found it in the language and the culture of Italy.

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SOURCE: https://www.timesunion.com

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