Posted on September 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jhumpa Lahiri’s fascination with translation is nowhere near petering out.

Her publisher announced Monday that her next book, out in spring 2022, will explore her work in that field.

Translating Myself and Others features essays on the meaning of translation and her own translation efforts, reports the Associated Press.

“Thanks to translation — the act of one text becoming another — the conversation I have been seeking to have with literature for much of my life now feels more complete, more harmonious, and far richer with possibilities,” Lahiri writes in the book, according to the AP.

Lahiri came to fame with her fiction, including Interpreter of Maladies, then went on to learn Italian so she could translate literature in that language, including her own novel, Whereabouts.

She is also working on a new translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses — a Latin poem — with the help of Princeton classics professor Yelena Baraz.

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