American short-story writer and novelist. Lahiri was born in London to Bengali Indian immigrant parents who, when she was three years old, moved the family to the United States and settled in Kingston, Rhode Island. She earned her B.A. from Barnard College; at Boston University she earned three master's degrees and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies. Her short stories were collected in
The Interpreter of Maladies (1999), a winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. In her second story collection, Unaccustomed Earth (2008), as well as her novels The Namesake (2003) and The Lowland (2013), Lahiri continues to focus on the experience of Indian immigrants and their children. See also jhumpalahiri.net.