Jhumpa Lahiri

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Top 10 magical short stories | Uschi Gatward
From Oscar Wilde to Dorothy Parker and Sherman Alexie, these stories capture enchantments that are often camouflaged in ordinary life

Uschi Gatward

01, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri review – a fascinating shift
Lahiri’s first novel to be composed originally in Italian focuses on a narrator adrift, free from the anxieties of biography and geography

Tanjil Rashid

06, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Jhumpa Lahiri: ‘I’ve always existed in a kind of linguistic exile’
A decade ago, the Pulitzer-winning author threw herself into mastering Italian. She talks about her love for Rome, translating Italy’s ‘finest living writer’ and rewriting her own work in English

Lisa Allardice

01, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri review – hypnotic disappearing act
An unnamed woman in an unnamed city wavers between solitude and brief encounters in a spare examination of alienation

Anthony Cummins

26, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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This Christmas, read a story aloud - you'll be surprised by the joy it brings
With many of us set to spend Christmas on Zoom or the phone, author Sarah Hall shares why dark and daring tales are perfect to read to others - and 10 great stories to try

Sarah Hall

24, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 novels about moving | C Pam Zhang
From John Steinbeck to Annie Proulx, these books capture changing places as a state of mind as much as geography

C Pam Zhang

29, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 books about exile
From Colm Tóibín’s story of renewal in Brooklyn to Mourid Barghouti’s desolate experience in Palestine, these stories show some of the many meanings of home and its loss

Nada Awar Jarrar

03, Nov, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Book reviews roundup: Comrade Corbyn; In Other Words; My Name Is Lucy Barton
What the critics thought of Comrade Corbyn by Rosa Prince, In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahrir and My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

12, Feb, 2016 @6:00 PM

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In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri review – a Pulitzer prize winner gives up writing and speaking in English
The author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Lowland has written a book about learning Italian – in Italian. She wanted to start over again with language

Tessa Hadley

30, Jan, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Anuradha Roy wins 2016 DSC prize for south Asian literature
‘Elegance, flair and readability’ of Sleeping on Jupiter, a novel exploring sexual violence against women and children in India, secures author $50,000 prize

Alison Flood

18, Jan, 2016 @12:46 PM

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Top 10 assassination plots in fiction
Plans to kill have a powerful appeal for narrative plotters, including novelist Jonathan Lee. Here are some of his favourites, from Hilary Mantel to Ian Fleming

Jonathan Lee

04, Nov, 2015 @2:28 PM

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Jhumpa Lahiri wins $50,000 DSC prize for south Asian literature
The Lowland’s ‘restrained prose’ and ‘true lyricism’ secures the region’s richest books prize for the Indian American novelist

Claire Armitstead in Jaipur

22, Jan, 2015 @3:30 PM

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