Writer and Princeton professor Lahiri awarded National Humanities Medal

Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 11.39.11 AMPrinceton faculty member and author Jhumpa Lahiri, whose novels and short stories explore the immigrant experience, family, love, language and cultural identity, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal. The announcement was made on Sept. 3 by the White House. The medal will conferred by President Barack Obama at a ceremony at the White House at 3 p.m. on Sept. 10, which will be webcast live.