BABEL | Jhumpa Lahiri
Just Buffalo Literary Center presents
BABEL featuring Jhumpa Lahiri
Friday, October 6, 2023
Doors open & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m.
Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri who will talk about her life’s work, the power of translation, as well as her recent book, Whereabouts: A Novel.
Season Subscriptions include a ticket for all (4) of Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL 2023-24 events.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JHUMPA LAHIRI, a bilingual writer and translator, is the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Barnard College (Columbia University). She received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection. She is also the author of The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland, which was a finalist for both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in fiction. Since 2015, Lahiri has been writing fiction, essays, and poetry in Italian: In Altre Parole (In Other Words), Il Vestito dei libri (The Clothing of Books), Dove mi trovo (self-translated as Whereabouts), Il quaderno di Nerina, and Racconti romani. Lahiri received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2014. Her most recent book in English is a collection of essays entitled Translating Myself and Others, published in Spring 2022 by Princeton University Press.
ABOUT THE BOOK
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies about a woman questioning her place in the world, wavering between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties.
Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. In the arc of one year, an unnamed narrator in an unnamed city, in the middle of her life’s journey, realizes that she’s lost her way. The city she calls home acts as a companion and interlocutor: traversing the streets around her house, and in parks, piazzas, museums, stores, and coffee bars, she feels less alone.