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Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint Jhumpa Lahiri Reading

Monday January 29, 2018 7:30 pm

Where

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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General admission tickets for $5 on sale here starting at 12 pm noon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Season tickets on sale now through September 1, unless they sell out in advance. For more information click here.

JHUMPA LAHIRI has captivated readers ever since her debut story collection Interpreter of Maladies was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Lahiri “one of our most beautiful chroniclers of the aching disjunctions of emigration and family,” and Vanity Fair writes, “Lahiri is an elegant stylist, effortlessly placing the perfect words in the perfect order time and again so we’re transported seamlessly into another place.” Her second novel The Lowland was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award. Lahiri’s story collection Unaccustomed Earth received the 2008 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and was a finalist for the Story Prize. Her first novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book and was made into a feature film starring Kal Pen. In Other Words (written in Italian and translated into English), her first nonfiction book, published in 2016, is described by The New York Times Book Review as “gorgeous… the most unusual of self-portraits. It is fitting that Italy, a nation with no unifying language for centuries, should inspire a writer of Jhumpa Lahiri’s stature to organize her reflections around the concept of exile.” Among her many honors, she has received the National Humanities Medal, the Asian American Literary Award, and the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

Reading followed by on-stage interview. Please note that there will NOT be a book signing after Ms. Lahiri’s reading but pre-signed books by the author will be available for sale at the reading.
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LINKS:

“Teacher Yourself Italian,” by Jhumpa Lahiri, in The New Yorker, December 7, 2015. 

Author Interviews—“Political Violence, Uneasy Silence Echo in Lahiri’s Lowland,” NPR Morning Edition, September 23, 2013.

“The author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake talks about her affinity for ‘plainness,’ why she avoids books reviews, and her new collection of short stories, by Isaac Chotiner, The Atlantic, April 2008.