An Evening with Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Zahid Chaudhary

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2023 at 7:30PM

VENUE Matthews Theater
Additional Information Ticket buyers receive a complimentary copy of Jhumpa Lahiri's latest book, "Roman Stories," with their purchase.


Pulitzer Prize-winning author and translator Jhumpa Lahiri returns to Princeton— where she recently served as a professor of creative writing at the university — for an evening of discussion of her newest collection of short stories, which she wrote in Italian and then co-translated into English, about her life’s work, and about the power of translation. Currently the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Barnard College, Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut collection of fiction. She held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2006, and in 2014 was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama. At 45, Italian became her new adoptive language. “Nothing came to me naturally;” she wrote, “I had to pay my dues.” McCarter Theater, Labyrinth Books, and the Princeton Public Library invites Jhumpa Lahiri to explore her life and art with the audience.


A copy of the book is included in your ticket!


Zahid R. Chaudhary

Zahid R. Chaudhary

Zahid R. Chaudhary teaches British and Postcolonial literature in the English Department at Princeton University and is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton). He is the author of AFTERIMAGE OF EMPIRE: NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY IN INDIA, and his forthcoming book on so-called “post-truth” politics is entitled UNRULY TRUTH: PSYCHOPOLITICS AND CRISES OF AUTHORITY.


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