Texts in the City: Interpreter of Maladies

Texts in the City: Interpreter of Maladies

In this edition of Texts in the City, we look at Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s collection of nine short stories – 1999’s Interpreter of Maladies – with host Tony Birch and guest Paddy O'Reilly.

Presented in association with The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English.


Portrait of Tony Birch

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Discontent. He has published three novels; The White GirlGhost River and Blood. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s DayThe Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature. In 2021 he released two new books, a poetry book, Whisper Songs and a new short story collection, Dark As Last Night.

Portrait of Paddy O'Reilly

Paddy O'Reilly

Paddy O’Reilly is a writer from Melbourne. Her work has been published and broadcast widely both here and internationally. Her latest novel, The Fine Colour of Rust, is published in the UK, Australia and the USA.

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