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   Jhumpa Lahiri
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Biography
Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London from Bengali parents in 1967 and grew up in the United States.
She has always spent long periods of time in India, attempting not to lose sight of her family's native cultural identity both in her literature and in her life.
She graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in English Literature, integrating her studies with two Masters in creative writing.
In 1999 "The New Yorker" published three of her short stories, exciting instant enthusiasm for her curt and sweet writing style and the following summer she was included in the list of "the twenty best young authors in America".
The subjects of her books revolve around problems concerning identity and belonging to a precise geographical community "the older I get and the more aware I become that I have assimilated from my parents the feeling of being eternally in exile".
She made her debut in 1999 with a collection of short stories entitled Interpreter of Maladies, with which she won numerous international awards: the Pen/Hemingway (1999), and the prestigious Pulitzer Prize (2000).
In 2003 her second novel The Namesake, was published in the United States.
Her books, which have been translated into 29 languages, have been published and translated in Italy by Marcos y Marcos.
 
Comments about the author:

"Interpreter of Maladies is one of those books than make you want to stop someone in the street and say: Hey, listen, read this"!
Amy Tan
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