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Jhumpa Lahiri Profile In New York Magazine

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We read a lot. What else is there to do? We listen to music all day, read all night. Many of those nights have been taken up reading and rereading Jhumpa Lahiri's short stories, and she has a new collection out, Unaccustomed Earth. In Boris Kachka's short profile for New York magazine, Lahiri talks about her elegant simplicity, something we wish we had a lot more of (we're gross). "I’m the least experimental writer. The idea of trying things just for the sake of pushing the envelope, that’s never really interested me." She doesn't know it, but she just explained why we like Vampire Weekend so much. And Jonathan Safran Foer so little. Zing!

Posted: April 03, 2008
Jhumpa Lahiri Profile In New York Magazine