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Twenty years ago, 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. She went on to write more short stories, poems, essays, and novels, such as The Namesake. Since moving to Italy in 2011, Lahiri has worked as a translator of Italian literature, and produced her own work in Italian. For her latest book, Whereabouts, she first wrote the story in Italian before translating it into English. On May 18, 2021, Jhumpa Lahiri spoke with Monica Seger, Program Director for Italian Studies at William & Mary University.