Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7pm, Music Building, $10
h u m p a a h i r i
with Leonard Lopate
is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the collections of stories Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth, the novels The Namesake and The Lowland, as well as, most recently, the volume of nonfiction In Other Words. Publishers Weekly has said: “Lahiri’s stories of exile, identity, disappointment and maturation evince a spare and subtle mastery that has few contemporary equals.” The New York Times Book Review has said: “Lahiri breathes unpredictable life into the page, and the reader finishes each story seduced, wishing he could spend a whole novel with its characters.” Michiko Kakutani, writing in The New York Times, has said: “Ms. Lahiri chronicles her characters’ lives with both objectivity and compassion while charting the emotional temperature of their lives with tactile precision. She is a writer of uncommon elegance and poise.” The Financial Times has described Ms. Lahiri as “probably the most influential writer of fiction in America.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Lahiri will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
Photo of Jhumpa Lahiri: Liana Muccio