Pin Drop co-founder Elizabeth Day read A Temporary Matter by Jhumpa Lahiri, taken from her collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. Lahiri was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her new novel, The Lowland.
Lahiri is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and author of two previous books. Her first novel The Namesake (2003) was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.