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Jhumpa Lahiri: Whereabouts

Fri 3 Sep, 8am
Online

Available on demand from 8am, 3 Sep to midnight, 15 Sep

Pulitzer Prize–winning Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, Whereabouts, is a meditative portrait of a woman wavering between stasis and movement as she wanders the parks, piazzas and cafes of an unnamed European city she calls home. Originally composed in Italian and translated into English by Lahiri herself, it depicts a narrator whose outwardly tranquil life belies deeper unrest, estrangement and longing. Hear from Lahiri as she sheds light on an aching and hypnotic work of fiction in conversation with Emma Alberici.

Supported by ARA

Duration

1 hour

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Emma Alberici is a bestselling author and journalist. During her 30 years in the media, Emma excelled in reporting on business and foreign affairs. After 10 years at the Nine Network, she was the ABC's Finance Editor and Europe Correspondent. She hosted Lateline for six years and was most recently the ABC's Chief Economics Correspondent.

Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut short story collection. Her 2003 novel The Namesake was released as a film in 2007, and her second short story collection, Unaccustomed Earth, received the 2008 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her novel, The Lowland was a finalist for both the Man Booker prize and the National Book Award in fiction. Her first book written in Italian was In Altre Parole, and her first full-length self-translation is her forthcoming novel, Whereabouts.

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