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Jhumpa Lahiri was born in 1967 in London, England, and was raised in Rhode Island. She received a B.A. in English literature from Barnard College, an M.A. in English, an M.A. in Creative Writing, an M.A. in Comparative Studies in Literature and the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from Boston University.

Her first book, Interpreter of Maladies, a collection of stories, was published as a Mariner original paperback in June 1999 to overwhelming acclaim. Interpreter of Maladies won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the American Academy of Arts & Letters Addison M. Metcalf Award, was a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, and was named Best Debut of the Year by The New Yorker. Lahiri was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2002.

Her first novel The Namesake was published in September 2003.

Lahiri currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.


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