Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The NYRB on Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri has a new short story collection: Unaccustomed Earth. Not surprisingly, it's receiving plenty of positive press. Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for her first short story collection: Interpreter of Maladies. Her 2003 novel, The Namesake, also did well with critics and readers alike.

From Sarah Kerr's review in the NYRB:

Jhumpa Lahiri is, and is not, an old-fashioned writer. She is too natural to be anyone's imitator. Yet the kind of relationship she invites readers into can feel familiar from some of the books we were drawn into long ago, when we were first learning about the good company reading can provide.

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