Jhumpa Lahiri moved to Rhode Island as a child with her Bengali parents. Lahiri’s ability to convey cultural and identity conflicts in her work roots back to the dual expectations from America and her parents. Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake expands on the perplexities of the immigrant experience. Lahiri’s most recent book of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth, received the 2008 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by the NEH at the White House in 2015. In 2019 she was named the director of Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing.
Jhumpa Lahiri從小與她的孟加拉父母一起搬到羅德島。 Lahiri在作品中能夠傳達文化和身份衝突的能力可以追溯到其父母及美國社會的雙重期望。 Jhumpa Lahiri 的小說《The Namesake》敍述了移民經歷的困惑。 Lahiri 最新的短篇小說《Unaccustomed Earth 》獲得了2008年法蘭克．歐康納國際短篇小說獎。 她於2000年獲得普利策獎，並於2015年在白宮被NEH授予 National Humanities Medal。在2019年，她被任命為普林斯頓大學創意寫作課程的主任。
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