Posts By: Amitava Kumar

The Blue Book: Out this month!

From HarperCollins India “To mull over a beautiful line while looking upon a beautiful painting is the sublime pleasure offered by Amitava Kumar’s The Blue Book. This painted diary is a collage of the personal and the political, of terrifying news, the fleeting seasons, everyday pleasures, precious conversations, families and friendships—and on every page, the… Read more »

Amitava Kumar on Maris Review

Listen to Episode 129 on the Maris Review On writing fiction while surrounded by fake news: Amitava Kumar: The idea of how the world comes into your mundane life, how to find an imprint of that on the page, I think that’s what novels are doing these days. My novel is an investigation into that… Read more »

Tour Card

Click here to register for the 10/5 event with Teju Cole at the Community Bookstore Click here to register for the 10/6 event with Lydia Millet at the Elliott Bay Company Click here to register for the 10/7 event with David Means at Oblong Books Click here to register for the 10/12 event with Jenny… Read more »

#TolstoyTogether

Last year in March, the pandemic weighing heavy over us, the writer Yiyun Li made a generous proposal: we could read 15 or so pages of Tolstoy’s War and Peace every day as a part of an online community #TolstoyTogether. Yiyun said, “I have found that the more uncertain life is, the more solidity and… Read more »

Profile in Publishers Weekly

Here’s the link to the profile in Publishers Weekly. Kumar’s bibliography is, like A Time Outside This Time, a mix of reportage, cultural criticism, and fiction. His books include Passport Photos, a genre-blending investigation of postcolonialism and migration; Husband of a Fanatic, an autobiographical reflection on Hindu-Muslim relations in India; and A Foreigner Carrying in… Read more »