Jhumpa Lahiri to Receive 2017 PEN/Malamud Award

Electric Lit relies on contributions from our readers to help make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. Please support our work by becoming a member today, or making a one-time donation here.
.

Interpreter of Maladies author wins short fiction prize

Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected as the winner of the 29th PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Named in honor of Bernard Malamud, the $5,000 prize “recognizes a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the art of short fiction.” Lahiri, who has published two collections, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for her debut, Interpreter of Maladies.

Past winner os the PEN/Malamud include Sherman Alexie, Lorrie Moore, Joy Williams, and George Saunders.

Joy Williams on “Country Back” by The Size Queens

More Like This

Tell Us Your Favorite Fall Food and We’ll Tell You What National Book Award Nominee to Read

Apple cider donuts or pecan pie? Let us tell you what book to pair with your seasonal snacking

Sep 25 - Jae-Yeon Yoo

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards

Six extraordinary emerging writers will receive grants of $30,000 each

Sep 15 - Electric Literature

What 2020 Booker Nominee Should You Read, Based on Your Quarantine Habits?

Are you solving puzzles on repeat or working in bed? Let us tell you what to read next

Jul 30 - Jae-Yeon Yoo
Thank You!