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Nilanjana Sudeshna (Lahiri, Jhumpa)

Born: 1967 AD
Currently alive, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors


1967 - Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London to Bengali parents.

1999 - She wrote the short story anthology, "Interpreter of Maladies".

2000 - Lahiri has won many awards for Interpreter of Maladies. These awards and honors include The Pulitzer Prize, The Transatlantic Review Award from the Henfield Foundation, The Louisiana Review  Award for Short Fiction, the O. Henry Award for Best American Short Stories, the PEN/Hemingway Award, The New Yorker Debut ofthe Year Award and The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award.

2001 - At a press conference in Calcutta in January, Lahiri described this absence of belonging, "No country is my motherland. I always find myself in exile in whichever country I travel to, that's why I was tempted to write something about those living their lives in exile". This idea of exile runs consistently throughout Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize winning book Interpreter of Maladies.

2002 - Lahiri also received a nomination for the LA Times Book prize as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship.

2003 - Lahiri released her first novel in September. The novel is titled The Namesake and it follows the trials of a newlywed couple who immigrate to Cambridge, Massachusetts, from Calcutta.

         - She wrote the novel "The Namesake".

2006 - She appeared in "The Namesake".


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