Jhumpa Lahiri on Fiction Writing

 

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Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of the short story collections Interpreter of Maladies (winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) and Unaccustomed Earth, as well as the novel The Namesake.

“…Fiction is an act of willfulness, a deliberate effort to reconceive, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, “Listen to me.”

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