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Writer Jhumpa Lahiri Visits University of Chicago

Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, the 2010 Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence, will visit the University of Chicago on May 10, 2010, to read from her newest book Unaccustomed Earth.

Lahiri’s first collection of short stories, The Interpreter of Maladies, won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize, the O. Henry Award, a PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named the New Yorker’s Best Debut of the Year.  The Namesake, Lahiri’s first novel, was adapted into a film of the same title directed by Mira Nair.  Her most recent collection of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth, has been a #1 New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Story Award.

The reading will begin at 7:30 in the Assembly Room at the International House (located at 1414 East 59th Street), and it will be followed by a discussion with Donna Seaman and a book signing.  For more information please click here.

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