Jhumpa Lahiri & Kamila Shamsie in Conversation
|Starts:||20 May 2021|
|Ends:||27 May 2021|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Thursday 20 May 2021 and available to watch for 7 days. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned.
‘I’m both ablaze with energy and sapped of it.’ In Whereabouts, Jhumpa Lahiri’s stunning new novel, an unnamed woman, in an unnamed Italian city, assesses her daily life. Her friends, her work, her lovers, and the shadow of her father’s unexpected death. We’re delighted to welcome Jhumpa to Manchester Literature Festival to discuss her first novel to be written in Italian and translated into English by the author herself.
Jhumpa is the author of four works of fiction, including Unaccustomed Earth, Interpreter of Maladies and The Lowland which was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction. She is also the editor and one of the translators of The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories which brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition. Jhumpa will be in conversation with novelist and MLF Patron Kamila Shamsie. Kamila is the acclaimed author of seven novels including Home Fire, which won the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Presented by Manchester Literature Festival in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.
Tickets for this event are available on a Pay What You Can £6 / £12 / £20 basis.
You can buy Jhumpa Lahiri’s Whereabouts and other #MLF21 Spring titles directly from our bookshop partner Waterstones. The Festival will receive a commission on every book sold to help support future programming.
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