Inprint brings Jhumpa Lahiri on October 15

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Inprint welcomes Jhumpa Lahiri as their next speaker Sunday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Emanu El. She will be reading from her new collection ROMAN STORIES, written in Italian and translated into English by the author and Todd Portnowitz. The book features Rome as the protagonist and explores the tensions of a changing city, the challenge of straddling cultures, and the meaning of home.

According to Lahiri’s publisher Picador, “These intimate and poignant stories are rich with her signature gifts: lyrical prose, emotional wisdom, visceral imagery and overwhelming universality.” Known for INTERPRETER OF MALADIES, the winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Hemingway Award, Lahiri is the director of creative writing at Barnard College and splits her time between New York and Rome.  

Born in London to Indian immigrants and raised in the US, Lahiri speaks Bengali, English and Italian along with some French and Spanish. She’s learning modern Greek, reads Latin and ancient Greek, and  is co-translating Ovid’s METAMORPHOSES from Latin to English – a project she describes as the most meaningful of her life.

Following the reading, Andrea Bajani, a novelist of contemporary Italian and European literature and teacher at Rice University, will be in conversation with Lahiri.

Join the greater Houston reading community at this fantastic night straddling languages, cultures and stories. Tickets are $30.00 and include a hardcover copy of ROMAN STORIES. Purchase tickets here


Roman Stories By Jhumpa Lahiri, Jhumpa Lahiri (Translated by), Todd Portnowitz (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jhumpa Lahiri, Jhumpa Lahiri (Translated by), Todd Portnowitz (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780593536322
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Published: Knopf - October 10th, 2023

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