Amitava Kumar

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Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist who has published several works of nonfiction and three novels. His most recent title, The Blue Book: A Writer's Journal, is a collection of drawings and journal entries. Kumar's writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Harper’s, Guernica, The Nation and several other publications. He has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and residencies from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Lannan Foundation. His 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 new novel A Time Outside This Time was described by The New Yorker magazine as “a shimmering assault on the Zeitgeist.” Kumar is a professor at Vassar College in upstate New York. More at

Amitava Kumar's Published Work

  • A Time Outside This Time

    A Time Outside This Time

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  • The Blue Book: A Writer's Journal

    The Blue Book: A Writer's Journal

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  • Lunch With a Bigot

    Lunch With a Bigot

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  • Immigrant, Montana: A Novel

    Immigrant, Montana: A Novel

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  • Husband of a Fanatic: A Personal Journey Through India, Pakistan, Love, and Hate

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