September 3, 2015

Jhumpa Lahiri Awarded National Humanities Medal

Photo by Marco Delogu

Photo by Marco Delogu

Acclaimed writer Jhumpa Lahiri will be awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama at the White House in a ceremony on September 10th. Read the news release from the National Endowment for the Humanities …

Lahiri, who joined the Creative Writing faculty at the Lewis Center for the Arts in July, will begin teaching an advanced fiction workshop this month. In the award citation, she is praised for “enlarging the human story” in her literary works.

Read the citation and bio …


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