Jhumpa Lahiri to Receive 2017 PEN/Malamud Award
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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.