Amitava Kumar

Amitava Kumar is the author of several works of nonfiction and four novels. His new novel is My Beloved Life. Kumar’s novel Immigrant, Montana was on the best of the year lists at The New Yorker, The New York Times, and President Obama’s list of favorite books of 2018. His last novel A Time Outside This Time was described by the New Yorker magazine as “a shimmering assault on the Zeitgeist.” Kumar’s nonfiction books include The Blue Book: A Writer’s Journal; Every Day I Write the Book; A Matter of Rats; Lunch With a Bigot; A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm A Tiny Bomb; and Husband of a Fanatic. Kumar has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and residencies from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Lannan Foundation. He is currently a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library and he teaches at Vassar College. More at


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July 6, 2024