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 the author of Ghost River, which won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing, and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing, and three short story collections – Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People.

Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, and a regular guest at writers’ festivals. He lives in Melbourne and is a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University.

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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