Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’ Gets Shortlisted for Man Booker
Indian American author, Jhumpa Lahiri whose debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies (1999), had won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, has now got her latest novel – The Lowland – shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker prize.
Her novel, The Namesake (2003), has already been adapted into a critically acclaimed movie with the same name. Directed by Mira Nair, The Namesake (movie) has Tabu and Irrfan Khan in the lead. U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Jhumpa Lahiri as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
To be announced on October 15, The Booker Prize winner will receive £50,000 while the other shortlisted authors will be awarded with £2,500 each, along with a hard-bound edition of their book.
The list of authors whose works have been shortlisted include:
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