Interpreter of Maladies
This is Jhumpa, I really have to do a drawing of her one day.
was given a Pulitzer Prize and Jhumpa was suddenly on Charlie Rose, in Entertainment Weekly, and so on. It was funny seeing someone you knew make it big! There were a lot of expectations surrounding her second book. It was titled The Namesake
and was very well received. The book was reviewed in the Boston Globe in 2003 and I was asked to do the art that accompanied the article. That's the image of the boy above. I gave the original to Jhumpa and she put it on the wall in her little boy's room. "The Namesake" is now a film and I think it's in limited release around the country. It's received some nice reviews
so you should check it out if you're looking for a film this weekend. The film is directed by Mira Nair, who also directed Monsoon Wedding
and Mississippi Masala.
There are no big Hollywood Stars and probably no large explosions, so it's my kind of film already. You can see the trailer here