501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
The 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents author Jhumpa Lahiri. Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm). LOCATION: Cullen Theater, Wortham Center.JHUMPA LAHIRI burst on to the literary scene when her debut collection of stories Interpreter of Maladies was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. According to USA Today, "What sets Lahiri apart is simple yet richly detailed writing that makes the heart ache as she meticulously unfolds the lives of her characters,"and the Guardian says, “She has talent—magical, sly, cumulative—that most writers would kill for.”Her first novel The Namesake, described by The New York Times as "dazzling ... an intimate, closely observed family portrait," was a New York Times Notable Book and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly; The Namesake was also made into a feature film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kal Pen.Lahiri’s second book of stories Unaccustomed Earth received the 2008 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (the world’s largest prize for a story collection) and was a finalist for the Story Prize. The Philadelphia Inquirer called it "exquisite, transcendent. ... Lahiri is a writer of luminous prose and indelible stories.”She will be reading from her new novel The Lowland, coming out in September, which is set in India and the U.S. and focuses on the lives of two brothers.Promotional support provided by Asia Society Texas Center.The 33rd season of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series in Houston, Texas. The 2013/2014 season features 11 of the world's great authors of creative writing. The season runs from August to April and consists of eight evenings, each beginning with a reading by one or two writers, followed by an on-stage interview conducted by a local writer or scholar (excluding the April reading), and concluding with a book sale and signing, where audience members can meet the authors. All readings begin at 7:30 pm.