Edward P. Jones's first book, the story collection Lost in the City, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Marilynne Robinson made her literary debut in 1981 with the novel Housekeeping, which received a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.
Jhumpa Lahiri was born in England to Bengali parents and emigrated to the United States as a child. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her debut story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, which included three stories that first appeared in The New Yorker. Her first novel, The Namesake, was published in 2003; a film adaptation by the director Mira Nair was released in 2007.