Brooklyn Voices: Jhumpa Lahiri

Date and time: 10/4/2013 7:30 p.m.
Campus: Brooklyn
Location: Tuohy Auditorium

A long-time resident of Fort Greene, Ms. Lahiri will discuss her latest work, The Lowland, with writer John Burnham Schwartz.The Lowland is a tale of two brothers in India whose lives diverge as they embark on adulthood in the 1960s. While one heads to the United States to study oceanography, the other remains in Calcutta and sinks into the violence of the Naxalite movement. The emotional and physical distance between these once inseparable brothers is palpable, but a yet more powerful link—that of family loyalty—remains cemented between them until the end.

Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of three previous works of fiction: Interpreter of MaladiesThe Namesake and, most recently,Unaccustomed Earth. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, a PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.

The Brooklyn Voices lecture series at SJC is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or email mbanach@sjcny.edu. Tuohy Hall is located at 245 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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