Interpreter of Maladies, originally published in 1999, won the Pulitzer Prize 2000. I listened to it in 2009. At the time, I was a new to short stories, but a frequent participant in the old "Short Story Monday" weekly blogging linkup where I primarily posted about classic short stories. This was likely one of the first contemporary collections I'd ever read.
The stories that stayed with me were "A Temporary Matter," "Interpreter of Maladies," and "When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine."
I've gone on to read Lahiri's other story collection, Unaccustomed Earth, and a couple of her novels. Rereading an early work, even a Pulitzer Prize winning early work, emphasized just how much Lahiri has grown as a writer over the years. Looking over her backlist, I never read The Lowland novel. Maybe I'll pick it up while waiting for her new collection, Roman Stories, coming in October.
Have you read Jhumpa Lahiri?