Jhumpa Lahiri | The lives of others
In an exclusive interview, Jhumpa Lahiri speaks about writing, translation and her current projecta non-fiction book in Italian
In one of her sessions at this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), Jhumpa Lahiri described herself as “a writer without a real language". For an author whose first collection of stories won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, it is an intriguing confession. How does it make you feel? I ask her when we meet on a freezing Sunday morning at the Samode Haveli, a boutique hotel in the heart of Jaipur, where she is staying with her husband and two children. “It is an oddly clarifying feeling," Lahiri says. “But, as with everything else in my life, it is also disconcerting."