Jhumpa Lahiri

In this Man Booker special Talking Books interviews Jhumpa Lahiri who has been shortlisted for her novel 'The Lowland'.

Jhumpa Lahiri has been garlanded with critical success and prizes since her first collection of short stories. Her reputation rests on quiet meticulously observed stories about Indian immigrants adjusting to their lives in the US. She talks to Razia Iqbal about why she is dedicated to the craft of writing and how her often isolated childhood informs her work.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 18 Dec 2014 03:30 GMT
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Role Contributor
PresenterRazia Iqbal
Interviewed GuestJhumpa Lahiri

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