Jhumpa Lahiri makes a big first impression
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for her first collection of short stories (Interpreter of Maladies), Jhumpa Lahiri made a big first impression at Book Expo America 2003 before an audience of booksellers and book publishing professionals when she introduced her first novel, The Namesake (Houghton Mifflin, September, 2003). Lahiri talked about the inspiration for her story about a boy named Gogol, and shared her long struggle to fully realize the novel's main character and storyline, writing and re-writing the novel over several years. Lahiri wrapped up her presentation with thoughts on being a writer, and the need to integrate the dual worlds, both public and private, of her life as a writer.
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