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Author to read from her work, Feb. 23

Jhumpa Lahiri, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Lahiri won the award for her debut book, "Interpreter of Maladies," a collection of short stories. In her second work, a novel called "The Namesake" (2003), she built on the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation and the ties between generations.

Born to Bengali Indian parents in London, Lahiri grew up in Rhode Island. She earned a bachelor's degree from Barnard College and three master's degrees and a Ph.D. from Boston University.

The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

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