Jhumpa Lahiri on WritingI've been thinking a lot about the writing process and issues of cultural displacement recently and the author Jhumpa Lahiri came to mind. Her books are filled with characters torn between different cultures - usually Indian and North American. I found an interview of hers online in which she talks about her writing process and how she navigated life between two cultures. It makes for interesting reading. I wonder when she'll be coming out with something new, because I really enjoy her books.
On a slightly different note, the film-maker, Mira Nair, was/is adapting "The Namesake" into a movie and I really hope she does the book justice, because I LOVED that book. I think Mira Nair is a talented film-maker and I also believe that she can relate to many of the book's themes, having lived in several countries herself, so really it should be a great film. Shouldn't that be coming out sometime soon?