Jhumpa Lahiri grew up in Kingston, Rhode Island. After studying English at Columbia University, she went on to obtain several degrees from Boston University, including a PhD in Renaissance Studies. In 2011, Lahiri moved to Rome, where she now lives and works, writing in Italian as well as English.
Lahiri’s powerfully observant works explore themes such as identity, the Indian-American immigrant experience and cultural assimilation. Her debut short fiction collection Interpreter of Maladies (1999) won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and her second, Unaccustomed Earth (2008) rose to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list upon publication. She has published three novels – The Namesake (2003), The Lowland (2013) which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Whereabouts (2021), originally published in Italian in 2018.
Set against the evocative backdrop of an Italian city and told in Lahiri’s hypnotic prose, Whereabouts traces one woman’s thoughts, dreams and solitary wanderings as they culminate in one life-changing moment.
Novels by Jhumpa Lahiri
Short Fiction by Jhumpa Lahiri
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