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Lahiri Wins Translation Prize

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri, director of Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing, won the biennial John Florio Prize for her translation from the Italian of "Trick" by Domenico Starnone.
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri, director of Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writingwon the biennial John Florio Prize for her translation from the Italian of "Trick" by Domenico Starnone.

The John Florio Prize is a biennial award of £2,000 for translations into English of full-length Italian works of literary merit and general interest. This year’s judges were Robert Gordon and Rosa Mucignat.

Commenting on Lahiri’s translation, Rosa Mucignat said, "Jhumpa Lahiri has given us not so much a translation as an English double of Starnone’s humorous, unpredictable and formally sleek novel... Her English is as responsive and as agile as Starnone’s Italian prose."