Jhumpa Lahiri won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She will receive the $5,000 prize on December 8 at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Lahiri is the author of four widely acclaimed works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland; as well as two works of nonfiction: In Other Words and The Clothing of Books. She also translated the novel Ties by Domenico Starnone from the Italian.
Lahiri's honors include the Pulitzer Prize; the PEN/Hemingway Award; the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award; the Premio Gregor von Rezzori; the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; a 2014 National Humanities Medal; and the Premio Internazionale Viareggio-Versilia.
Finalists have been named in six categories for this year's Shirley Jackson Awards, which recognize "outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic." The winners, which are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics and academics, will be announced in July.