The Santa Clara County Library District is proud to announce the Distinguished Author Series, bringing together great authors who spark new thoughts, ideas, and deep discussion. Delve into the minds of award-winning authors, scientists and artists to explore topics including the biology of stress and related diseases, the impact of technology on present lives and the future, and immigration.
Gain a deeper understanding of these topics through intimate conversations with Dr. Robert Sapolsky, Jaron Lanier, Joyce Carol Oates and Jhumpa Lahiri. Join us for virtual talks and a Q&A session with each featured author. All events are free, held online, and open to the public.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Short Story Writer and Novelist
Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Her novel, The Namesake (2003), also received great acclaim, expanding the perplexities of the immigrant experience and search for identity. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, the PEN/Hemingway Award and an O. Henry Prize, among others.
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