Jhumpa Lahiri

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11, 1967
London, England
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11, 1967 (age 54)
London, England


Fiction author who was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for her debut collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies. Her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into a highly successful 2007 film starring Kal Penn and Irrfan Khan.

Before Fame

She earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Boston University. Early in her literary career, she was a recipient of the prestigious O. Henry Award.


Her second short story collection, Unaccustomed Earth, reached the coveted #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

Family Life

She was born in London to Indian immigrant parents; but spent her childhood in the United States. She married Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush in 2001; they share a daughter named Noor and a son named Octavio.

Associated With

She was appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities by Barack Obama.