An Evening with Amitava Kumar

About Amitava Kumar 

Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist. He was born in Ara, India, and grew up in nearby Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty, and delicious mangoes. Kumar is the author of several works of nonfiction and two novels. His prize-winning book A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb (2010) was described by The New York Times as a “perceptive and soulful … meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions.” His latest work, Immigrant, Montana (2018) was named one of the books of the year by The New Yorker and selected by President Obama as one of his favorite books of 2018. Kumar is the Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a Ford Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists.

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