Citizenship/Residence Brooklyn, Newyork
One of the most sought after novelist with Bengali parentage, author Jhumpa Lahiri published her debut in 1999, Interpreter of Maladies, winning the Pulitzer Prize. She followed up in 2003 with her first novel, The Namesake, and returned to short stories with the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Unaccustomed Earth. Lahiri’s 2013 novel, The Lowland, was partially inspired by realworld political events. She is one of the recipients of the White House’s annual National Medal of Arts and National Humanities.