Interpreter of Maladies was the 11th One Book, One Chicago selection and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000. Jhumpa Lahiri’s first book is comprised of nine transcendent short stories, many of which initially appeared in The New Yorker. Ms. Lahiri appeared at the Harold Washington Library Center at a free public program to read from and discuss her work with Chicago Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey. A number of related courses and free events were sponsored by DePaul University’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. In addition, Ms. Lahiri spoke to members of Mayor Daley’s High School Book Club who read and discussed her book.
The Fall 2006 One Book, One Chicago was presented by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Additional partners included WGN radio 720 and Lookingglass Theatre.
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