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Higher Education: M.A. in Comparative Literature and Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies
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About Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri grew up in Rhode Island after being born in London, England, in 1967. She was schooled in Rhode Island after being born in London in 1967. She frequently traveled with her parents to see relatives in Calcutta, India, where they were both teachers and librarians. Lahiri holds a B.A. in English from Barnard College, three M.A.s from Boston University in English, Creative Writing, and Comparative Literature and the Arts, as well as a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies.
For her first novel, The Interpreter of Maladies, she won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was released in 29 languages and quickly rose to popularity both domestically and overseas. This book was also nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, in addition to the Pulitzer.
The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri's debut book, was released in September 2003. Unaccustomed Earth, her second collection, was released in 2008 and quickly shot to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
Lahiri also collaborated with The New Yorker magazine, where she contributed non-fiction pieces and short stories.
Her book The Lowland was included on the Man Booker Prize shortlist in September 2013.
Lahiri wrote a nonfiction piece titled "Teach Yourself Italian" about her experience studying the language in The New Yorker in December 2015. Dove mi trovo, Lahiri's debut book in Italian, was released in 2018.
Achievements and Awards:
Lahiri won the O. Henry Prize in 1999 for her short story "Interpreter of Maladies."
Lahiri received the National Humanities Medal in 2014.
Lahiri contributed to the HBO series In Treatment's third season.
Lahiri has served as the PEN American Center's vice president since 2005.