JHUMPA LAHIRI Biography - Writers


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Jhumpa Lahiri was born 1967 in London, England, and raised in Rhode   
Island. She is a graduate of Barnard College, where she received a   
B.A. in English literature, and of Boston University, where she       
received an M.A. in English, M.A. in Creative Writing and M.A. in     
Comparative Studies in Literature and the Arts, and a Ph.D. in       
Renaissance Studies. She has taught creative writing at Boston       
University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her debut           
collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for 
fiction. It was translated into twenty-nine languages and became a   
bestseller both in the United States and abroad. In addition to the   
Pulitzer, it received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New Yorker Debut   
of the Year award, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Addison   
Metcalf Award, and a nomination for the Los Angeles Times Book       
Prize. Lahiri was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. The       
Namesake is Jhumpa Lahiri's first novel. She lives in New York with   
her husband and son.