“Can you say something inspiring?” said the lovely lady from the library.

"Can you say something inspiring?" said the lovely lady from the library. "Er...inspiring? Er..." "Yes! You know, about your volunteering experience, and your library project and how it's helped your career?" "Er...I'll do my best." And here it is, an edited version of my 20 minute keynote speech at an event celebrating the achievements of young … Continue reading “Can you say something inspiring?” said the lovely lady from the library.

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A small, excited audience with Jhumpa Lahiri

You could feel the excitement contained in the tiny 8th floor lobby at Broadcasting House. Thirty of us had gathered to listen to the Pulitzer prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri – a woman whose short stories are so powerful and evocative that you believe she is writing about your own life – being interviewed by Harriett … Continue reading A small, excited audience with Jhumpa Lahiri