Jhumpa Lahiri has won the PEN/Malamud Award
for Excellence in the Short Story. She will receive the $5,000 award and give a reading December 8 at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Lahiri is the author of two short story collections: Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth, a pair of acclaimed novels: The Namesake, and The Lowland; as well as two works of nonfiction: In Other Words and The Clothing of Books. She has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, a National Humanities Medal, and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.