In 1999, Jhumpa Lahiri won a Pulitzer Prize for her very first book, Interpreter of Maladies. Her 2003 novel, Namesake, was turned into a movie, and she went on to publish Unaccustomed Earth and The Lowland. But Lahiri wasn't satisfied.
"I've always been searching to arrive at a certain voice that will probably elude me forever," she tells NPR's Ari Shapiro.
So Lahiri is trying something new — very new. She wrote her new memoir, In Other Words, in Italian.