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Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London, England on July 11, 1967. She received a B.A. in English literature from Barnard College in 1989, and a M.A. in English, a M.A. in Creative Writing, a M.A. in Comparative Studies in Literature and the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from Boston University. Lahiri taught creative writing at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her debut work, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000. She has also won the PEN/Hemmingway Award, an O. Henry Award, The New Yorker's best debut of the year award, and an Addison Metcalf award. Her other works include The Namesake, which was made into a movie in 2007, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland, which won 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Transplanted Author Finds Roots in Writing
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Jhumpa Lahiri's Struggle To Feel American
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Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and moved to Kingston, Rhode Island with her family when she was 3. She lived for some time in Brooklyn, New York, and in 2012, she, her husband and two children moved to Rome, Italy.
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