Author Jhumpa Lahiri wins PEN/Malamud Award 2017.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced that Professor of Creative Writing Jhumpa Lahiri is the recipient of the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
- Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants.
- Her most recent books include In Other Words (Knopf, 2016) and a translation of Domenico Starnone’s novel, Lacci, entitled Ties (Europa Editions, 2017).
- The award was established by the family of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bernard Malamud to honor excellence in the art of short fiction.
- A panel of PEN/Faulkner directors forms the selection committee for the awards.
- Past PEN/Malamud award winners include Princeton Professor of Creative Writing, Emeritus, Joyce Carol Oates, along with acclaimed writers Grace Paley, George Saunders, James Salter, John Updike and many others.
Some more points:
The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world
- Awarded For- Short Story
- Sponsored by- International Pen and started-1988, U.S.
- The PEN/Malamud Award and Memorial Reading honors “excellence in the art of the short story”.
- It is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.
- The selection committee is composed of PEN/Faulkner directors and representatives of Bernard Malamud’s literary executors.