Montclair Public Library will present Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Kate Tuttle of The Boston Globe on Thursday, May 6, at 7 pm.
Lahiri will talk about her first novel in 10 years, “Whereabouts,” which Lahiri first wrote in Italian and then translated into English. This is the latest event of the Winter/Spring 2021 season of Open Book / Open Mind Online, the live webcast version of MPL’s popular, long-running literary conversation series. After the discussion, audience members will participate in a Q&A session with the author.
Jhumpa Lahiri is an internationally bestselling, award-winning novelist, born in London to parents of West Bengali origin, and raised in Rhode Island. Her debut collection of stories, “Interpreter of Maladies,” won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her novel “The Namesake” was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Lahiri’s second novel, “The Lowland,” was a National Book Award Finalist and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Lahiri lives in the New York area and chairs the creative writing department at Princeton University.
Kate Tuttle is the interim books editor of The Boston Globe. She also serves on the executive board of the National Book Critics Circle. Her reviews and articles about books have also appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Salon. She is also a member of the Open Book / Open Mind advisory board and is a longtime resident of Montclair.
Whereabouts: A Novel
in conversation with Kate Tuttle
Thursday, May 6, 7 pm
Tickets are $5 to attend or $27.99 with the book (pickup at the Watchung Booksellers or make arrangements for mailing)