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Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in 1967 in London, England as Nilanjana Sudheshna Lahiri. She is a writer and actress, known for The Namesake (2006), In Treatment (2008) and De wereld draait door (2005). She has been married to Alberto Vourvoulias since January 15, 2001. They have two children. See full bio »
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The Namesake
The Namesake Writer
In Treatment
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De wereld draait door
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 2010 In Treatment (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Sunil: Week One (2010) ... (story)
 2006 The Namesake (novel)
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 2006 The Namesake
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 2010 In Treatment (TV Series) (cultural consultant - 1 episode)
- Sunil: Week Seven (2010) ... (cultural consultant)
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 2014 Efter Tio (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 April 2014 (2014) ... Herself
 2014 De wereld draait door (TV Series)
 2007 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode dated 19 March 2007 (2007) ... Herself - Guest
 2006 MTVU Stand In (TV Series)
- Jhumpa Lahiri (2006) ... Herself

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Other Works:

(story collection) "Interpreter of Maladies". New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. ISBN 0618101365 See more »

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Personal Quote:

I want to protect my Italian, which I hold in my arms like a newborn. I want to coddle it. It has to sleep, eat, grow. Compared with Italian, my English is like a hairy, smelly teenager. Go away, I want to say to it. Don't bother your little brother, he's sleeping. He's not a creature who can run around and play. He's not a carefree, strong, independent kid like you.


The first person to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for a book that was originally published as a paperback. A hardback edition was issued two months after she won. See more »

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